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What inspired me to write The Silent House

What inspired me to write The Silent House by Nell Pattison

The main character in The Silent House is a British Sign Language interpreter called Paige Northwood, and when she receives an emergency call-out from the police she finds herself thrown into a murder investigation. I had known for a while that I wanted to write a novel featuring the Deaf… Read More
Nicola Gill's Bookshelfie

Nicola Gill’s Bookshelfie

How do you organise your bookshelves? (by colour, alphabetically, height?) There’s a part of me that would like to organise my ‘library’ by colour – and I do think it looks great when I see it in photos – but I can’t help feeling that isn’t treating books with the… Read More
Trailblazers 2020

LBF 2020 Trailblazer Award for Ellie Pilcher

Huge congratulations to our Avon Marketing Manager, Ellie Pilcher who last night won a London Book Fair 2020 Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Awards, now in their fifth year, are run by the London Book Fair in partnership with the Publishers Association, and with support from the Society of Young Publishers… Read More
Where I Write with J.P. Carter

Where I Write with J.P. Carter

The third book in the DCI Anna Tate crime series, Little Boy Lost by J.P. Carter is released today! We caught up with the author to find out how and where he writes his brilliant crime novels. Where do you write most often and why? I do most of my… Read More
Where I Write with Jane Gilley

Where I Write with Jane Gilley

Percy, my beloved fluffy little house-rabbit, had to be put to sleep recently, due to compaction of the gut. Yet how I miss him; I miss seeing him frolicking in the garden and his lovely cuddles. I especially miss him when the long hours of writing get to a stage… Read More
A look ahead: Avon’s 2020

A look ahead: Avon’s 2020

We can’t believe another decade is about to begin, and what a year we have planned to kick it all off! From stunning debuts to exciting new releases from some of our brand authors – it’s going to be fantastic! To give you a taste of what’s to come, here’s… Read More
How to Submit Your Novel to Avon Books

How to Submit Your Novel to Avon

Congratulations on completing NaNoWriMo! You’ve written a book and we would love to read it. At Avon we run Open Submissions year-round and you are welcome to email us your manuscript for consideration. If you want to polish off your submission before sending, here are some… Read More
Caroline Corcoran's Bookshelfie

Caroline Corcoran’s #Bookshelfie!

We asked our debut author Caroline Corcoran to share a #bookshelfie with us and answer some questions on how she organises her books at home. Take a look… 1. How do you organise your bookshelves? This is a controversial one, isn’t it? Much to the horror of certain fellow book-loving… Read More
Where I Write Sue Moorcroft

Where I Write with Sue Moorcroft

Where do you write most often and why? I’m lucky enough to have my own space to write – my study. It’s small and looks out over my back garden. Although it’s not exactly tidy, I know where everything is … or, at least, that everything’s in there somewhere. It gets… Read More
Writers' Day

A Writers’ Day for you!

Got a cherished dream to write and be published? This day will give you more practical guidance and encouragement. We’ll be looking more closely at creating a story arc, how you do research, and how you can make an article irresistible to an editor, as well as how to use… Read More
Avon's 19 Memories of 2019

Avon’s 19 Memories of 2019

What a year 2019 has been for Avon. To celebrate we thought we would share 19 of our many memories to commemorate 2019. Sleep by C.L. Taylor has had a stellar year! Not only was it the author’s first-ever Richard & Judy Book Club Pick, but… Read More
Our Team's Christmas Favourites

Our Team’s Christmas Favourites

We all have our Christmas traditions: from watching our favourite festive movies to listening to Christmas classics whilst wrapping the presents or having a mince pie for breakfast on Christmas day! But at Avon, our staff have some very bookish traditions for Christmas as well. Have… Read More
Avon's Audio Advent Calendar

Avon’s Audio Advent Begins

Christmas is finally here! It’s time kick off Avon’s Audio Advent by sharing snippets of all of our Christmas titles published in 2019. If you’re after a heartwarming, festive and feline read then you can’t go wrong with A Friend Called Alfie by Rachel Wells. This… Read More
Win a Christmas Hamper from Hampers & Co

Win a Christmas Hamper from Hampers & Co {Closed}

Want to win a Christmas hamper filled with amazing food and drink from Hampers & Co? Then pre-order The Liar’s Daughter by Claire Allan in any format to enter!   The Prize We’ve partnered with Hampers & Co in Ireland to supply a Christmas hamper worth €146… Read More
Sam Carrington Top Tips

It’s NaNoWriMo Time – Sam Carrington’s Top Tips

It’s NaNoWriMo time!   This will be my seventh year joining in the madness to write 50,000 words in one month. Yes, all those words in just 30 days! I’ve had mixed success with my attempts. I’ve only ‘won’ once – but for me, it really is the case of… Read More
NaNoWriMo Bella Osborne Tips

NaNoWriMo – Bella Osborne’s Top Tips

I am a huge fan of NaNoWriMo. I have done it five times and each of those drafts has gone on to be a published novel. Writing fifty thousand words in thirty days does seem like utter madness, but I’m here to tell you that it… Read More
Ben Hope Escape Room Competition

Win a Ben Hope Themed Escape Room {Closed}

To celebrate the upcoming release of bestselling author Scott Mariani’s latest novel, House of War, HarperCollins, Tesco, and Espionage Missions have collaborated to give you the chance to win an exclusive Ben Hope themed escape room! Fans of the Ben Hope series… Read More
DVPit

It’s #DVPit Day!

We’re taking part in #DVPit on Twitter today! #DVPit is a Twitter-focused pitch day for writers, particularly diverse voices, to pitch their novels and ideas to a large group of editors actively looking for new writing. How to take part To take part, simply write a short pitch for your… Read More