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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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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Changing Paths: From psychological suspense to historical fiction

Those of you who follow me on social media might have noticed that I've been working on an entirely new project recently: my first gothic historical fiction novel. At the time of writing, I've almost finished the first draft and I hope to put it out on submission within the next few months. But what …

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Exciting news! The Diary cover reveal & pre-order!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my debut novel, The Diary, has just gone up for pre-order! It's also time for a cover reveal... How amazing is that cover?! The team at Bookouture have done a fabulous job. I'm so excited to share my debut with you all. Follow the links below to pre-order …

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