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Writing Romance

Writing Romance With Caroline Flynn

To celebrate NaNoWriMo, a month of writing that runs through November, we’re starting a new blog series! Our authors will be taking to the blog to share their top writing tips and tricks to help you through the month. First up we have Caroline Flynn, author of the new christmas… Read More
The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones – The Inspiration Behind The Story

Anita Frank, author of the captivating and haunting ghost story The Lost Ones, is here on the blog discussing the inspiration by her novel. Now out in paperback!   Some houses are NEVER at peace… Footsteps. Smashing glass. Doors opening of their own accord. A distinctive smell… Read More
Swallowtail Bay book

Help! I’ve got a book-writing hangover!

Ahead of the publication of the third and final book in her gorgeous Swallowtail Bay series, Katie Ginger reflects on her writing and looks forward to the future.    You’ve all heard of a book hangover, right? It usually refers to reading a book and is that feeling you… Read More
Rom-Com

Top Tips for Rom-Com Writers with Belinda Missen

Belinda Missen, author of Accidentally in Love, is here to give her top tips for rom-com writers. If you ever wanted the insider knowledge on the genre, keep reading! There are never enough romantic comedies in the world. I’ve always advocated the idea that there’s plenty of room at the table… Read More
Summer in Mayfair by Susannah Constantine

Susannah Constantine on writing Summer in Mayfair

Ahead of this week’s live book club event, author Susannah Constantine tells us all about her writing process for Summer in Mayfair.    This is new to me – to be part of a book club, where I am talking about my own novel, Summer in Mayfair. Where better to… Read More

The Tricky Art of Writing Women with Kia Abdullah

At the risk of starting a rumpus, I’ll start by saying this: it is far harder to write women than it is to write men. After all, men are so often excused for a long list of traits. They can be bossy, cocky, lustful, prideful, promiscuous, pugnacious, dogged,… Read More

20 books. 20 years. 20 questions.

Join us on our Facebook page Thursday May 21st at 3pm as Adele Parks goes LIVE for the HQ Book Club!   On May 14th, we published Just My Luck, the 20th book in 20 years from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks! To countdown… Read More

A lunch break call changed my life

2015, and I was teaching adults in various towns near to where I live in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I worked as a Post 16 tutor, educating students on working in schools, special educational needs, autism, and specific learning difficulties. I was working, studying my Cert Ed and finishing my BA… Read More