Sue Moorcroft's Next Two Novels Sold at Auction, to Avon

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Avon has acquired two new novels from successful author Sue Moorcroft, at auction. UK & Comm rights were bought from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann Agency. Avon will publish the first novel for Christmas 2016 with the second novel planned as a summer read in 2017.

Publishing Director Eleanor Dryden says ‘I am thrilled to welcome Sue Moorcroft to Avon. She is a wonderfully warm and witty writer with a great track record and masses of fans and she creates very special characters who stay with you. I fell for Ava in the first novel wholeheartedly on my first read. Christmas 2016 can’t come round fast enough!’

Sue Moorcroft says: I’m excited to be joining Avon, with their reputation for successfully publishing fiction to extensive audiences. Eleanor and her team impressed me with their enthusiasm and drive, their ideas and the welcome they offered to me in my new home.

Juliet Pickering says: Sue’s novels, with their smart, funny characters and very fresh, modern dilemmas, are perfectly matched with the energetic, ambitious team at Avon. We’re very excited to embark on this new relationship, and see Sue published at the level she thoroughly deserves. Roll on Christmas 2016!

Ava Bliss is making hats in Camden, focusing on her business and freshly broken-up from a brief, troubled relationship. She is not looking for a new romance. But then she meets Sam, her best friend’s boss, who definitely seems smitten with her, and who she keeps bumping into despite her efforts to remain detached. When Sam commissions her to make a very special hat for his seriously ill mother, and her ex begins sending Ava threatening messages, Sam and Ava must band together to get
through the best and the worst of times… ending with the best and worst of them all: Christmas. A contemporary tale, THE TRUTH ABOUT AVA is a stylish and warmly funny take on friendship, family and romance.

Sue Moorcroft is the award-winning author of nine commercial women’s novels, and several novellas. Her most recent novel is THE WEDDING PROPOSAL (Choc Lit, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction Romantic Novel of the Year Award. She also teaches creative writing.