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    Publication Day!
    by Dani Atkins
    2017/03/23  |  Features  |  

    23rd March is a very special day.  I know that because there’s been a big red ring around that date on my kitchen calendar for many months. I know that because – even though it hasn’t happened yet – I probably won’t sleep well the night before. I know that …

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    Diamonds are not a writer’s best friend….
    by Juliet Ashton
    2017/03/20  |  Features  |  

    There are characters I enjoy writing more than others. Some of them just speak to me, and they pour onto the page, fully formed. In THE WOMAN AT NUMBER 24, I loved creating the two elderly sisters at war, Mavis and Zelda. Both in their eighties, Mavis and Zelda carry …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Pete Selby
    by SJV
    2017/03/20  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is the fabulous Head of Books and Music at Sainsbury’s – Pete Selby! What does the Head of Books and Music and Sainsbury’s do? Essentially, I manage the teams and strategy for the Books and Music offers …

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    How a Kettle Taught Me What is Important in Life
    by Catherine Bennetto
    2017/03/17  |  Features  |  

    First of all, this is not just any old Argos kettle with a lime scale encrusted spout. This is a traditionally styled, whistling kettle in a shade of sunshine yellow that brought true happiness to my mornings. Ok, I’ve overstated its worth. But it was sunshine yellow and it did …

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    The Unpredictably Predictable Bus
    by Milly Johnson
    2017/03/17  |  Features  |  

    I get the word ‘predictable’ thrown at me sometimes.  I think anyone does who writes books that guarantee a happy ending. It’s like calling Mills and Boon books predictable.  The whole reason they are so successful is because readers know the formula and like that.  Footglove shoes from M & …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Emma Capron
    by SJV
    2017/03/17  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member Emma Capron. What does an editor do? Whenever I talk about my job, people always say how lucky I am to sit and read all day – I wish this was the case! If …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Dawn Burnett
    by SJV
    2017/03/10  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member, Marketing Director Dawn Burnett! So, what does a Marketing Director do Dawn? In the most simple of terms I try to get potential readers to think about, talk about, borrow, buy and read or …

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    Stop the bus, I wanna get off.
    by SJV
    2017/03/09  |  Features  |  

    It can happen anytime, anywhere and can last for 5 seconds, 5 minutes or literally, 5 hours. It takes no prisoners. It can wake me up, keep me up and shut me up. This morning, on my commute it went something like this…. “Pretty shoes, like those people in French …

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    The Jewell of Andalucía
    by Patrica Scanlan
    2017/02/23  |  Features  |  

    Actually Orange Blossom Days wasn’t the book I intended writing at all. I had a different story in my head entirely.  One of my Facebook followers sent me a message giving out about the character that had been the lucky bidder for Apartment 3B. (My second novel, written in the …

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    Social media vs Unsocial Media
    by Milly Johnson
    2017/02/16  |  Features  |  

    I was slightly worried about my presence on social media this week.  It suddenly struck me that other authors were making political stances and pontificating about high-brow things like artists I’d never heard of, literary geniuses that I probably should have heard of and philosophies that had enriched their lives …