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One More Chapter The Last Charm Challenges T&C

One More Chapter The Last Charm Challenges This prize draw is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins, (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families,… Read More

One More Chapter The Last Charm Facebook Live Draw

  This prize draw is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins, (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter… Read More

One More Chapter The Last Charm Twitter and Instagram Draw

One More Chapter The Last Charm Twitter and Instagram Draw This prize draw is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins, (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and… Read More

War Brides and Icebergs – The Story Behind The English Wife

One Sunday back in 1940, over Sunday lunch, my Aunt Stephanie, then still a teenager, met my uncle Gus Edwards, a Newfoundlander from Grand Falls, a paper town founded by Baron Northcliff in 1905 to supply his newspapers (which at that time included The Daily Mirror and the Observer and… Read More

Sarah Alderon and RJ Parker prize draw T&Cs

One More Chapter Sarah Alderson and R.J. Parker Book Club Prize Draw 1. This prize draw is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. 2. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins, (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated… Read More

Summer reading prize draw T&Cs

One More Chapter summer reading terms and conditions 1. This prize draw is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. 2. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins, (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate… Read More
Ashley Croft The Love Solution

Finding The Love Solution

Today is publication day for The Love Solution, a fun rom-com with a difference, which has been published under my pen-name, name Ashley Croft. This is a… Read More

A Wonderfully Magical Wildflower Park

As a child I spent many happy hours engrossed in books and many more lost in my own imaginary world. Stories like The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Enid Blyton’s Secret Island captured my imagination and transported me to somewhere magical. I got that same sensation when… Read More

Balancing Fact and Fiction

Using Real-Life Experiences in My Novels The Missing Wife is my fourth psychological suspense novel and as its publication day fast approaches I’ve been thinking about what ‘goes in’ to my novels: where the ideas come from, how the characters are developed, how I choose their traits and back stories,… Read More
Forget Me Not - Claire Allan

How characters move a story along in unexpected ways

Authors sometimes talk about how characters can come alive on the pages as they write. Sometimes these people we create take on a life all of their own and it can feel as if they, and not us as writers, are the ones putting words down on a page. In… Read More
Secret Things and Highland Flings - Tracy Corbett

A Fling in the Scottish Highlands

20th May 2019 sees the release of my fourth book, Secret Things and Highland Flings. Unlike the previous three books, the theme of this book is more along the lines of ‘crime comedy caper’ with a twist of romance, rather than a traditional ‘rom-com’ formula. I’ve taken a bit of… Read More
A Perfect Cornish Summer - Phillipa Ashley

A Perfect Cornish Festival

The light was mellow, the sun drowsily warm as we drove down the hill towards the sleepy little Cornish fishing village of Porthleven. We planned on a stroll round the famous double harbour, maybe a drink in the pub if we could find one open late on a Sunday afternoon… Read More
Tick Tock - Mel Sherratt

The Good and Bad in us all

As I get ready to publish my thirteenth crime novel, which is the second book in the DS Grace Allendale series, Tick Tock, I’m already wondering what my readers will think of it. I always like to find the light within the darkness, even though I write crime thrillers. I’m… Read More
Picture of Innocence - TJ Stimson

Puzzles and Plots

Some intuitive writers sit down at their desks with no more than the wisp of an idea in their heads, and let the story unfold as they write. That’s never been me. I don’t write a word of my books until I have worked up a clear outline of the… Read More
A Summer to Remember - Sue Moorcroft

In Search of Nelson’s Bar

I love sunshine, I love the sea and I love my job as an author. These three things came together beautifully when I took a research trip to the north Norfolk coast in a heatwave last summer to decide where to place the tiny village in A Summer to Remember. Read More
The Ticket to Happiness - Faith Bleasdale

New Beginnings

New beginnings can be scary. The main reason being that it normally follows an ending. In my forty-something years, I have had a few new beginnings, and with each new beginning – whether it was when I moved to Singapore, or decided to concentrate all my efforts into becoming a… Read More