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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Exciting news!

I can't really believe I'm writing this, but I have just been signed by the wonderful Emily Glenister at DHH Literary Agency! I submitted my historical fiction novel during their Pitch DHH event, and was thrilled to get a slot. I've never pitched in person before, and was nervous about saying enough, but not too …

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Author Spotlight: Nicola Rayner

Thrilled to have author Nicola Rayner on The Bandwagon! Photo by Joseph Paxton Nicola Rayner was born in Abergavenny, south Wales, and works as a freelance journalist. The Girl Before You, her first psychological thriller, was picked by the Observer as a debut to look out for in 2019. It has been translated into multiple languages and has also …

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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: Beauty

The concept of Black Friday seems to have changed in recent years. While the big companies can afford to slash prices which make things more affordable, I've noticed a shift towards supporting small businesses and buying local where possible. Some companies are also promoting mindfulness and discouraging the usual panic buying which often comes with …

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Author Spotlight: Marianne Holmes

Welcome to The Bandwagon Marianne! Marianne Holmes is the author of A Little Bird Told Me, published by Agora Books in 2018.   She was born in Cyprus and bounced around the UK, Germany, Kuwait, and Belgium with her RAF parents as a child but is now firmly based in London with her own family. She has degrees in Classics …

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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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Black Friday: The Bandwagon Services

This is the first in a series of Black Friday deals, starting with 10% off all author services offered by The Bandwagon! Including editorial services and web design. Check out my portfolio here. Interested? Get in touch to discuss your project Contact 10% discount available from 11/11/2020 - 30/11/2020. Project must be booked in by …

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