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Working From Home with S.D. Robertson

Working from Home: S.D. Robertson’s Top Tips

My five top tips for working from home by S.D. Robertson Working from home full-time used to be fairly unusual. How things have changed. This year, thanks to Covid-19, it’s something lots of people have been doing. Welcome to my world. I’ve been working from home… Read More
Submission Journey

The Submission Journey

De-mystifying the process from submission to publication! What should I consider when submitting to Avon? Avon is the home of commercial fiction – which means page-turning, entertaining fiction. Whether it’s historical, crime, thriller or women’s fiction, these books have a ‘hook’ (or elevator pitch) that intrigues the reader,… Read More
Avon Book Fest Molly Green

Where I Write with Molly Green

A cabin in the garden When my husband, Edward, and I moved to our bungalow set amidst a half-acre garden, I was thrilled. The garden would be plenty big enough to take a railway carriage! That would be the perfect place for my writing. I’ve always been crazy about trains. Read More
AvonBookFest Hannah Sunderland Where I Write

Where I Write with Hannah Sunderland

The thing that is most essential to me getting words down on the page is comfort, ergo many, many scatter cushions and a footrest. I usually have a cafetiere of coffee on the go, which I forget about and let go cold more often than not, but even having the… Read More
AvonBookFest Bella Osborne Bookshelf Tour

Bella Osborne’s Bookshelf Tour

I’ve been a keen reader since I was very young. The weekly trip to the library with my Grandma was something I cherished. It felt like a very grown up thing to do – even in the children’s section! I proudly had my library cards and took time to choose… Read More
How to keep Writing AvonBookFest

How to Keep Writing by Pam Weaver

Read. It took me a while to realise that there are two ways to read a book. One is for enjoyment and the other is as a means to learn. Study a story you’ve enjoyed – how did the author structure the plot, develop the characters, and keep you… Read More
AvonBookFest Mel Sherratt Where I Write

Where I Write with Mel Sherratt

I moved home three years ago. I do love our new place, but my office is a lot smaller. Having said that, I live in a bungalow now and there is a larger spare bedroom that I could move into, but I don’t. So I guess I like this one. The… Read More
Sue Moorcroft

Working from home: Sue Moorcroft’s Top Tips

I’ve been working from home for years and know what suits me. I’ve had to adapt in view of the current lifestyle restrictions so here’s what I’m doing now.   My day in the office I get up at six-thirty and shower and dress as if… Read More
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
Alfie the Lockdown Cat

Alfie the Lockdown Cat by Rachel Wells

We suddenly find ourselves in very strange times. There is a virus sweeping the world, which is bad, and people are getting very sick. Everyone is scared, and the situation is not like anything I have ever experienced before; it’s incredibly sad. In order to protect ourselves we… 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