Quercus acquires debut historical suspense novel from Victoria Hawthorne (Vikki Patis)

I’m absolutely thrilled to finally announce that my historical suspense novels have been picked up by Quercus! The House at Helygen will publish in hardback, ebook, and audio in April 2022, with another to follow in 2023. I can’t wait for you to meet the Fox family and discover the secrets of Helygen House! I’ve been sitting on this …

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Lockdown DIY

Since lockdown first hit in March 2020, I know I'm not the only person who stood in their priso- I mean, home, and thought it could do with a little spruce up. I was always too nervous to try doing DIY myself, but after joining a few DIY groups and following some amazing accounts on …

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Pets at The Bandwagon: Ivy’s journey

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen a lot of photos of our golden retriever puppy, but I realised that I haven't really written about our experience in full, so I thought I'd share what we've learned since bringing Ivy home. We started discussing the possibility of getting a dog last year. I've …

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Author Spotlight: Sharon Bairden

Thrilled to welcome debut author Sharon Bairden to The Bandwagon! By day Sharon Bairden is the Services Manager in a small local independent advocacy service and has a passion for human rights; by night she has a passion for all things criminal. She blogs over at Chapterinmylife and is delighted to be crossing over to …

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Black Friday: Noughty

As you will probably know, I (loosely) follow the curly girl method, so I'm focusing on curly hair products here, but there are SO many deals out there for all types. One of my favourite brands since day one has been Noughty, who have just launched their Black Friday deals! Disclaimer: Some of the links …

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The importance of diverse characters in fiction

Can you remember the last book you read that featured a character with a disability that wasn't central to the plot? What about a black character, or a gay character, where their race or sexuality wasn't the highlight of the story? And, most importantly, when was the last time you felt represented by a novel? …

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Author Spotlight: Sadie Ryan

Welcome to The Bandwagon, Sadie! Sadie Ryan is an author who loves animals and lives in leafy Cheshire in the North West of England. She has completed two psychological suspense/domestic noir novels. Her debut novel, Behind Closed Doors, was snapped up by publishers and published May 2019.   Sadie's second novel WHEN HE FINDS YOU, came …

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Author Spotlight: Rachel Sargeant

We're thrilled to have Rachel Sargeant on The Bandwagon today! Rachel is a Top-Ten-Kindle bestselling author and likes to write about settings she knows, but give them a dark twist. She grew up in Lincolnshire, spent several years in Germany and now lives in Gloucestershire with her family. Her hobbies are swimming, and visiting country …

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Author Spotlight: Amanda Brittany

Welcome to The Bandwagon, Amanda! Amanda Brittany is the best selling author of psychological crime thrillers HER LAST LIE, TELL THE TRUTH & TRACES OF HER. I LIE IN WAIT is out NOW.Her debut, HER LAST LIE is being made into a film supported by Creative Scotland, and has raised over £8000 for Cancer Research …

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Author Spotlight: Terry Lynn Thomas

A warm welcome to The Bandwagon, Terry! Terry Lynn Thomas is the USA Today bestselling author of six historical mysteries. The Drowned Woman (previously published as Neptune’s Daughter) won an IndieBRAG Medallion, The Silent Woman and House of Lies released to critical acclaim and became USA Today bestsellers. The Betrayal is Terry’s first foray into …

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