Congratulations Anna-Lou Weatherley on your first book deal

We have been working together for two years for this moment.  For all writers out there, it takes time, talent and persevearance to get your first book deal.  Anna-Lou is as determined as they come and I know she will be a mega success one day.


12.07.11 | Graeme Neill

Avon has bought two books from lifestyle journalist Anna-Lou Weatherley, which the publisher is billing as “globe-trotting blockbusters”.

Editor Sammia Rafique bought world English rights, excluding America, from Madeleine Buston at Darley Anderson. The first book in the deal, as yet untitled, will be published in June 2012 and is about three women who get their revenge on the self-centred men they are married to.

The publisher said: “There is the effortlessly beautiful Imogen Forbes who is struggling to get out of the shadows of her bullish, power-obsessed husband; Yasmin Jones, the rags-to-riches nouveau riche “It” girl who due to her secret past is out to take her new husband for all he’s worth; and Calgary Rothschild who exudes class from her every pore and is fed up with her husband’s constant philandering.”

Details of the second book have not been revealed.

Rafique said: “We are thrilled that Anna-Lou will be writing for us, she has an exceptional voice and her books are complete page-turners, full of sassy dialogue and larger-than-life characters that an audience can identify with. Anna-Lou Weatherly is definitely a star in the making!”

Among the magazines Weatherley has written for are Grazia, New Woman, B, Glamour, Company and Marie Claire.