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    Returning to the Star and Sixpence
    by Holly Hepburn
    2019/08/08  |  Features  |  

    There’s nothing quite like meeting up with old friends. You know the ones I mean – it might have been years since you hung out together but somehow it feels like just last week. They know who you snogged that time when the club was kicking out and it seemed …

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    Last Orders At The Star and Sixpence
    by Holly Hepburn
    2019/08/06  |  Features  |  

        Welcome to the fab Blog Tour for the brand new paperback from Holly Hepburn, #LastOrdersAtTheStarAndSixpence! Ice-cold drinks, summer sun and colourful characters – welcome to the perfect village pub!   Nestled in the quiet countryside sits the cosy village of Little Monkham, home of The Star and Sixpence, …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Alice Rogers
    by SJV
    2019/07/30  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member, Project Editor Alice Rogers! What does a project editor do? I do most things that other editors do, except for acquiring books. (Although I do still get to read the submissions and report back, which …

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    Living My Best Life – (Going behind the filters and revealing what it’s really like to have a book published: Part 4)
    by Claire Frost
    2019/07/24  |  Features  |  

    Part 4 – Becoming a digital diva A couple of years ago, my fiancé and I were packing for our summer holiday at a gorgeous little house in France, complete with pool and a ready supply of wine and cheese (damn, I am drooling at the very thought of a …

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    Love Songs for Sceptics
    by SJV
    2019/07/15  |  Features  |  

    Hi! I’m Christina Pishiris and I’m here to tell you all about my #OneDay experience. It involves x-rays and scary waiters, but cake too. Lots of cake. So, in the immortal words of the poet Jon Bon Jovi, ‘Buckle up, people, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!’ #80sRockersRule #StillHotJon My …

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    A word from Germaine Johnson, star of The Helpline
    by SJV
    2019/07/08  |  Features  |  

    Hello everyone, Of all the certificates and participation ribbons I’ve ever received, the one that makes me most proud is when I was crowned Boronia Primary School’s World Sudoku Champion.  This was in back in 1992, when I was eleven.  It was a hotly contested competition.  There were three of …

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    What’s Your Book About?
    by Alice Peterson
    2019/07/04  |  Features  |  

    ‘What’s your book about?’ is a common question for any writer. And it’s so important to be able to give a brief punchy answer – not waffle on before eyes glaze over. It’s a deceptively hard question because a book can be about so many different things, have numerous characters …

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    The Four Types of Books that Influence our Writing!
    by SJV
    2019/06/26  |  Features  |  

    Before we were writers, we were readers. Obsessive, fantastic, stay-up-to-all-hours-of-the-night, readers. Reading has always been, and will always be, a huge part of our friendship and worlds. From stories, like The Hungry Caterpillar and Where The Wild Things Are, which are synonymous with our childhood, to eagerly awaiting the next …

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    Living My Best Life (Going behind the filters and revealing what it’s really like to have a book published!)
    by Claire Frost
    2019/06/26  |  Features  |  

    Part 3 – Compare and despair (why measuring yourself against other people’s success is a recipe for failure) Recently, I’ve been suffering from a bad case of comparisonitis. While it might sound like I need to take an urgent trip to the doctor’s surgery, what I really need is a …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Pip Watkins
    by SJV
    2019/06/25  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member Pip Watkins! What does a book designer do? The process of designing a cover starts when an editor briefs the cover in a jacket meeting, and describes what kind of cover the book needs …