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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 …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Sara-Jade Virtue
    by SJV
    2017/02/15  |  Features  |  

    There is nothing weirder I’ve done today, unless you count eating a leftover Valentine’s Day tuna maki sushi roll straight from the fridge at quarter past five this morning… than answer my own ‘A Day in the Life Of….’ questions, but here goes! Is there such a thing as a …

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    Love’s labours… lost!
    by Catherine Bennetto
    2017/02/14  |  Features  |  

    ‘It’s Valentines Day tomorrow,’ I said leadingly while stuck in traffic in the pouring rain, late for picking up the kids who were sent to school with no raincoats. ‘We don’t do Valentine’s Day,’ my husband said. ‘Why should we celebrate love on one specified day when there are 364 others …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – Loving the romance, but hold the cliché…
    by Penny Parkes
    2017/02/13  |  Features  |  

    There’s something about the tackiness of the traditional Valentine’s Day offerings that always sets my teeth on edge. You see, I’m all about the romance –the heartfelt and considerate gestures that show a person they are truly loved – but I don’t believe they should only happen once a year …

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    How to Launch a Book Up North….
    by Milly Johnson
    2017/01/26  |  Features  |  

    I am invited to a lot of book launches.  Swanky ones, down in London.  They’re always fun, they’re always crowded with other authors and we grab the chance to have natters and catch up on news whilst swigging copious amounts of prosecco.  To be honest, I don’t invite my fellow …