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Leopold Blue: Back to South Africa

Today’s blog post is by Rosie Rowell, author of LEOPOLD BLUE, which was published this month. In this post Rosie talks about returning to the place where she grew up, South Africa. I spent three years, from age five to seven, living in a very small town, the town which…

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Writing Advice from YOU!

It’s time for another round of writing advice from YOU! We all know that writing can be quite a challenge from time to time, so we love collecting advice and sharing it with you. This week we have a great list of writing tips. Here’s what our Twitter followers and…

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Writing Advice from YOU: Character Inspiration

It’s time for another round of writing advice from our lovely Twitter followers. This time we’re discussing character inspiration. Where do you get your ideas for characters from? Some authors use family members, others try to stay away from that as much as possible. Here are your answers: Thanks to…

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Hot Key Books at LeakyCon London

Last weekend a large group of Harry Potter fans gathered in one place for LeakyCon London! LeakyCon is a Harry Potter convention that’s been happening in the United States for years and has now finally made its way to the UK. The convention also has a Lit track and some…

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Tom Banks reads from VOYAGE TO THE VOLCANO

Last week the wonderful new adventure VOYAGE TO THE VOLCANO by Tom Banks was published and now it’s time to celebrate! Picking up the story where THE GREAT GALLOON ended, VOYAGE TO THE VOLCANO finds Stanley, Rasmussen and the rest of the Great Galloon crew on their way to the…

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In a world…

Today’s blog is from the author of BOONIE, Richard Masson. BOONIE takes place in a world like no other — one where water is scarce and desperation has driven a society to the edge. Below, Richard shares his advice for creating alternate worlds. BOONIE is out this week in paperback,…

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Hot Key Carnegie Challenge Book 2: Trash by Andy Mulligan

Last week’s book on our Hot Key Carnegie Reading Challenge, A Monster Calls sparked a great discussion – please add your comments here if you haven’t already! We have until 14th June (when the winner is announced) to read the list and poll on our winning book. Next up is…

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Libraries Lobby Part 2 of 2 – Lydia Syson

It was good to see lots of authors at the libraries lobby. I spotted @candygourlay and @markthomasjones in the crowd, and also one of our own Hot Key Books authors @LydiaSyson, the author of the forthcoming A WORLD BETWEEN US, a gripping love story set in the Spanish Civil War,…

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Read and Tell Monday

Hello one and all, and welcome once again to Read and Tell Monday! Continuing our exploration of graphic novels (see Becca’s previous Read and Tell about ‘Maus’: http://bit.ly/zQNyIq) this weekend I read ‘Palestine’ by Joe Sacco. It’s almost impossible not to take sides when discussing Israel and Palestine, and as the past seventy-odd…

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Welcome to the Week of Woo!

When was the last time YOU were a part of a campaign to get an author to publish his or her book in the UK? Well, now’s the time. Today is Day One of our Week of Woo, and we need your help. We’re reaching out to everyone in the…

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Easiest Guide to Install SHAREit on PC

Hello people, If you actually wish to get download SHAREit for PC or SHAREit on PC really conveniently after that you are at right location to get exactly what you want. Submit transfer is going to be very easy and practical with the help of this application, you simply should…

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A note on your notes, from Dawn

After the fantastic response to this post a few weeks ago, we have a note on your notes from Dawn Porter herself…So thank you all for taking part, and enjoy: Oh my goodness me these made me laugh so much. The ‘THIS IS A BOMB’ one really got me. I…

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Week One at Hot Key Books

Once I had navigated my way through the cobbled streets of Clerkenwell, arrived at HKB HQ and put all my pictures up, it was time to go to Waitrose to stock up on food for the fridge and then back to receive just one of our very exciting new authors:…

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