Holiday Reading – To Put You in the Spirit!

Put on your comfiest pajamas, go to your favorite spot in the house, and grab a great book! The holidays can be especially relaxing and cozy, so we created a collection of our favorite holiday reads- ranging from romance to mystery. You will definitely be able to find a good book to fit the season!



A fan of a fun mystery…grab this book to give you more than one good chuckle.



The Christmas Club is now a Hallmark Christmas movie! Read or listen to the book now before you watch the movie.



Bobbi Holmes has plenty more where this came from with a little ghost in everything!



Get a look into Christmas time from someone else’s perspective. A short and sweet English Christmas holiday romance!
Outside of the Christmas realm but can still put you in the winter spirit. Read this one to get shivers down your spine!



Want something a little more nontraditional when it comes to Christmas books. This one offers young love in its finest with a twist!

Give one of these books a try and let us know what you think!

Happy Holidays!



Hang Up Your Literary Favorites

Christmas trees have become a beacon for all the things you love, so you can’t forget about your literary favorites! Browse our list of some of our favorites and get inspired:

Etsy: Oldendesigns
Outlander has become a popular book, as well as television show. Hang your dragonfly (minus the ember) on your Christmas tree this year. 
Outlander Ornament

We couldn’t have a literary tree without mentioning Harry Potter. On this Etsy site you can choose which wand you want to put on display- and they have a lot!
Harry Potter Wands

Another great Harry Potter feature on your tree can be the winged keys. Look how beautiful!
Winged Keys

Have a really torn book and some spare time… create your own ornament!
DIY Ornament

Happy Holidays!

November Audiobook Publications

November has come and gone, but these audio books are here to stay! If you are looking for a great new audio book keep scrolling, because we have a lot to offer. 

We work hard alongside our authors to give the audience a different approach to a novel. An audiobook can help you visualize the characters and story better in your own mind by listening to it. Allow your eyes to rest, and your imagination to take over. 

Which one is your favorite?

Share the Love – Holiday Cards

It’s the last month of the decade and the holidays are right around the corner! Spread some holiday cheer and share your excitement with a personalized card this holiday season. 

There are so many tools on the internet to help you to create a beautiful and unique card- including Hallmark, Canva, and Tinyprints. These services allow you to either make printed or ecards:

https://www.tinyprints.com/holiday-cards

https://about.canva.com/

https://www.hallmark.com/

With each site you can choose the layout of your card and then add a personalized message or picture. Allowing you to be very creative with your card. They also each have options for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. 

It’s always nice to take a step back from a regular text or social media message to create something fun to share with friends or family for the holidays.

Let the Christmas Countdown Begin!


Each year Hallmark Channel starts the holiday season with a countdown to Christmas! This year we are proud to announce that the author of The Christmas Club, Barbara Hinske will have her book come to life. The movie will premiere on the Hallmark Channel today at 8pm/7c

Now Also Available On Audio!

This Christmas tale celebrates the generosity of the human spirit and the irresistible pull of love. You can meet the stars, go behind the scenes and watch a preview of the movie on https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/the-christmas-club

About the Author

Barbara is the bestselling author of the Rosemont series. You can find out more by visiting www.barbarahinske.com. Where she gives tips on how to host your own watch party for The Christmas Club.

So get ready tonight! And don’t worry if you miss it, there are plenty of times to catch the show! And don’t forget to post and use #ChristmasClub while watching!

Motivation Monday

We each have our own sayings to describe separating ourselves from the chaos of the world. It is good to know that we all have similarities in that degree. For instance, you may hear someone say YOLO – You Only Live Once to describe the sensation of doing what you love in life and taking risks because this is your time, but in Japan you may hear ukiyo a similar sort of presence of doing what you love and not letting outside things come between that.

I encourage you to seek out similarities among you and others. We can learn so much, especially in the form of language. Make it present in your own literary works and explore the outcome of getting your novel translated (we can help you with that)!

Remember to live in the moment. The world is too big to only stay in your head. 

Happy Monday!

Fun Friday – Book inspired Recipes!

Since the holidays are right around the corner, and in most cases that means a lot of food, we bring you recipes inspired by some of our favorite books! I mean, characters have to eat too!

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“In the next moment, her eyes fell on the White Rabbit that was serving the court as a herald and was reading the accusation that the Knave of Hearts had stolen the Queen’s tarts. In the middle of the court, a large platter of tarts was on display.”

Recipe: Mini Strawberry Tarts

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The children ran for the kitchen. ‘Just in time for a piece of blueberry pie,’ said Mrs. Zuckerman.”

Recipe: Blueberry-Thyme Pie

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table, with a plate of cold fried chicken between them, and two bottles of ale.”

Recipe: Oven-Fried Chicken

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“I’ll make him a Lane cake. That Stephanie’s been after my recipe for thirty years, and if she thinks I’ll give it to her just because I’m staying with her, she’s got another think coming.”

Recipe: Lane Cake

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

“And they shouted with delight when they saw all the good things Pippi had set out on the bare rock. There were lovely little sandwiches of meatloaf and ham, a whole pile of pancakes sprinkled with sugar, little brown sausages, and three pineapple puddings.”

Recipe: Peaches-and-Cream Pancakes

Hopefully these recipes can inspire you in the kitchen and maybe spark some ideas from another novel!

Take the Time to Read Out Loud

Want to spruce up your reading and gain some benefits? Try reading out loud next time! While it might not be very common to read out loud to yourself it definitely has its advantages: 

  1. It helps you become a better listener in retaining information.
  2. Helps you to identify an authentic dialogue – because you are reading out loud you get a better understanding of a natural narrative flow.
  3. Improves your diction and expression, allowing it to help your own speaking and writing voice.
  4. Improves visual memory by creating more vivid visuals in your mind.
  5. Improves your spelling.
  6. Great practice for public speaking.

Reading out loud has its own personal benefits for day to day life as well as being a writer. By reading your own work out loud you encapsulate the flow of your writing, and will be able to pick up mistakes easier. It helps you to adjust your own punctuation better because you may find yourself pausing more often, therefore needing a comma. 

We are taught at a young age that reading out loud is helpful in the classroom, but is commonly lost while growing up. However, the benefits are still there and should be practiced from time to time. 

Enjoy your time!

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Mickey Mouse Monday!

Today the most popular mouse in the world celebrates his birthday along with millions of others! He made his way onto the screens spreading smiles and laughter for years to come. 

This made me think of how impactful we can be, and how our talents and creativity can spark a whole new world. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse and many more characters that we cherish, all started by simply doing what he loved. He has bottled happiness and spread it worldwide, and it all started with a mouse. 

Let Mickey Mouse be a remembrance that we all have to start somewhere. Develop your strengths and work them toward a goal. We are still drawn to this mouse after 91 years because of what he reminds us of and all the feelings that go along with it. 

Find your Mickey Mouse!

Let’s Hashtag

We’ve all seen them, now it’s time to know how to properly use them. Hashtags aren’t just used to take up space on your posts, they all have a meaning and help to enhance the post and its reach.

It’s a good idea to use hashtags to help promote your personal or business social media accounts. It will give your posts a better chance of exposure on that specific hashtags page, especially for the people who follow that hashtag. 

At HRM we use a lot of books, writing, and reading related hashtags to help boost our posts. Here are some of the ones we use throughout all of our social media accounts.

Most Popular

#bookstagram 

#EpicReads 

#BookNerd

#Books

#Bibliophile 

#BookAddict

#Bookshelf 

#bookcommunity

#writersofinstagram

#writersofinstagram

#booksofinstagram

#bookstagrammer

Specific genre

#Crime

#Historical

#Romantic

#NonFiction

#Mystery

And there are so much more! Keep in mind, Instagram only allows 30 hashtags per post, so pick & choose, and switch them around to your liking.

Don’t forget to follow us to see all of our hashtags in action!