H.S. Chandler

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A former barrister, HS Chandler practised for thirteen years in both family and criminal law. Having extensively prosecuted and defended, she is an avid believer in the right to a fair trial, and in the invaluable role that juries play in the British legal system.

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H.S. Chandler I don't really suffer from writer's block but I sometimes reach a point in a story where I don't know how to resolve a specific issue. Every writer ha…moreI don't really suffer from writer's block but I sometimes reach a point in a story where I don't know how to resolve a specific issue. Every writer has a different way of dealing with this. For me it's always a very long, very hot bath, cup of tea, some good music (X Ambassadors or Peter Gabriel works best, don't ask me why!) By the end of the bath, I have the answer to the problem, almost without fail. It's a brain reset for me. A longer term issue is getting burned out by writing. I write 2 books a year but I take the summer off to be with my children. Writing books back to back I find draining. I think taking long breaks is key to avoiding writer's block.(less)
H.S. Chandler There are lots of great things about being a writer. For me, it's about ending up doing the thing I feel I was always meant to do. I have the freedom …moreThere are lots of great things about being a writer. For me, it's about ending up doing the thing I feel I was always meant to do. I have the freedom to create my world as I like - both practically and creatively. I write when my children are at school, but sometimes I get up in the middle of the night and write for two hours. I stop when I like, as long as I make up the time. I can go for lunch with friends and finish my word count at the weekend. Writers are lucky like that. But you always have the deadline clock ticking in the back of your brain. The book has to get written some time! I love world building. If I can see a place and people who fascinate me, I get to make them from nothing. I can make them the way I want, good or bad. I can bring them to life in other people's heads. It's a privilege. Also literary festivals. My favourite perk of being a writer is appearing on panels. It's such good fun.(less)
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It’s Time We (Really) Talked About Rape {TRIGGER warning for those sensitive to this subject]

We do reference rape, of course. Now more than ever before. The rise of the #MeToo movement has started a conversation that was long overdue, but it’s only scratching the surface. We still hold back the details. Who wants such harsh realities in their heads as they commute to work, unwind after a long shift, or lie on a beach? We’re talking around the subject of rape, but I don’t think we’re reall Read more of this blog post »
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These Lost & Broken Things by Helen Sarah Fields
"Thank you to Helen Fields, Wailing Banshee and Net Galley for the ARC.
A very enjoyable historical fiction. Sofia is sent to live on a farm by her Romani parents after a card game goes horribly wrong and she finds herself in a position only saved when" Read more of this review »
These Lost & Broken Things by Helen Sarah Fields
"This historical drama is a very interesting and enjoyable read from an author I really like. This is the story of Sofia which is told in two parallel timelines which works extremely well. The first is her from the age of 12 in 1891 and the second is " Read more of this review »
These Lost & Broken Things by Helen Sarah Fields
"Sofia Logan is left widowed with two young children to support. During her mourning she works for Mr Vinsant, a local dignitary, but soon she spirals into a world of cheating, debt, pain, loss and death. Can Sofia survive a cruel life to save her own" Read more of this review »
Perfect Kill by Helen Sarah Fields
"I love this series. Ava and Luc are fantastic characters you get to know really well.

This book was dark, sometimes harrowing and completely believable.

I was hooked from the first page til the very last. I didn't want to put it down.

I thoroughly recom" Read more of this review »
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Really, really beautiful writing. Layered characters and a landscape that intertwines with plot. This is a highly visual read, reminding me in places of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Recommended. Claire Fuller is an incredibly talented writer.
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It's amazing. I loved it. Read in one sitting. Highly recommended. You'll fall in love with Kya, cry with her, hope for her and long for a happy ending.
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