Hayley Camille

is creating the 'Avon Calling' Crime Series (Fiction & Radio Show)

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Betty's Angels
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$5
per month
  • You'll get free, early access to all new eBook episodes.
  • You'll get free early access to all new audio Radio Serial episodes.
  • You'll get access to eBook editions of ALL of my previously released eBooks!
  • You'll get your name printed in the back of all new eBooks as a Star Supporter of my work.
  • A discount code for #AvonAnarchy and Betty merch - coming soon!
  • Monthly newsletter with updates on new releases, giveaways or book discounts and competitions.
  • Access to my patron-only exclusive posts and photos. This might include sneak-peeks at new covers and blurbs, photos and discussions of my writing process, extra material not included in the books like scrapped scenes, character studies, and Easter Eggs in the series. Notes on plot etc) as well as an early look at my new projects.
Kitty's Kats
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$10
per month
  • I'll post a signed paperback to you (posted after the first 3 months).
  • Twice a year, I'll send you a personal greeting card to thank you for your tremendous support <3
  • You're invited to a quarterly online Q&A 'Ask Me Anything' chat hangout with me where you can submit plot requests and ask me whatever you want to know about the books.
  • Want some input into the story? I'll often ask for your ideas and polls on choosing new character names, plot direction, and new artwork. If you would love to tell me what you think and have a say in the direction this ship is sailing, this is your time to shine!
  • You'll get free, early access to all new eBook episodes.
  • You'll get free early access to all new audio Radio Serial episodes
  • You'll get access to eBook editions of ALL of my previously released eBooks.
  • You'll get your name printed in the back of all new eBooks as a Star Supporter of my work.
  • A discount code for #AvonAnarchy and Betty merch - coming soon!
Donny's Downfall
reward item
$15
per month
  • I will use your first name** in one episode for a new character (beware - your character may die a horrible death at the hands of Betty!)
  • Once a year, I'll send you a special gift (maybe an #AvonAnarchy t-shirt, printed scarf or coffee mug - specific gift TBA) as well as a downloadable version of all of the previous years' digital post content.
  • I'll post a signed paperback to you (posted after the first 3 months).
  • Twice a year, I'll send you a personal greeting card to thank you for your tremendous support <3
  • You'll get free, early access to all new eBook episodes.
  • You'll get free early access to all new audio Radio Serial episodes
  • You'll get access to eBook editions of ALL of my previously released eBooks!
  • You'll get your name printed in the back of all new eBooks as a Star Supporter of my work.
  • You're invited to a quarterly online Q&A 'Ask Me Anything' chat hangout with me where you can submit plot requests and ask me whatever you want to know about the books!
  • Want some input into the story? I'll often ask for your ideas and polls on choosing new character names, plot direction, and new artwork. If you would love to tell me what you think and have a say in the direction this ship is sailing, this is your time to shine!
  • ** (or any first name you choose *within reason* - nothing silly like Boaty McBoatface, please, haha!*)
  • A discount code for #AvonAnarchy and Betty merch - coming soon!

About

Do you wanna build a Snowman Crime Fiction Radio Show with me? 


I'm Hayley Camille, an author from the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia. I'm working on a project that I think you will love, and I really want you to be a part of it.

It's a multicast radio show and a series of crime books, some of which have been already released.

Picture this... 1943, at the height of WW2. A lone vigilante is on a revenge mission to take down the New York City mob. I'm talking blood, guts, bullets and gritty crime. Dark alleys and heroin addicts, extortion and murder. Violence. Prostitutes. Gangsters. Nasty stuff. 

You get what I mean. Someone needs to clean up the streets. 

So it turns out that the big boss of organized crime has a new hobby - stealing military cargo off Uncle Sam. A series of heists have been going down, hitting transport trucks bound for the shipping dock, carrying weapons and wake-up pills for the boys on the front. There's a trail of dead soldiers and missing cargo. The cops don't know who is behind it. But they're trying. 

Only one person knows what's really going on. Our vigilante, of course.

Trained assassin. Secret identity. Killer moves (literally). 

But even without the heists to unravel and innocents to defend, our vigilante would be slicing their way up the food chain to get to the mob boss anyway. Why? Because, it's personal, you see. The big cheese has done our vigilante wrong (in a big way) and it's time for some payback. The mob boss doesn't know what's coming. Because what's coming, should be long dead. 

Here's the twist... our vigilante anti-hero is everything you don't expect.

She's a doting mother. She's the perfect wife. She's an immaculately groomed, social butterfly with a heart of gold. She runs charity fundraisers. She bakes cookies.

And the kicker... she's the best neighborhood Avon Lady you've ever met. No really.  

Occasionally though, when she knocks on a door, she's not there to make someone look pretty. Quite the opposite in fact. She's there for revenge. And God help the poor bastards that answer that knock.

So there you have it in a nutshell. 

New York, 1943. Betty Jones is a femme fatale hidden in plain sight who moonlights as the perfect housewife, Avon lady, and mother of two as she wages war with a powerful crime syndicate.

But wait, there's more! This isn't all just Harlem sunsets, flinging chivs and round-house kicks to the head (although there's a lot of that). This is a tale of lost love, new beginnings and ultimate redemption. It's a complicated love triangle wrapped in dark comedy with knives on the side. 

Right. Back to you! I would love for you to be involved in this. We need your energy behind it, your support and your voice to make it as great as it deserves to be.   

What do we need? We need heroes to champion this cause. As the author, I need your inspiration and your community support to help transform this book beauty into a pop-culture beast. We need to fund the production of the AMAZING multicast Radio Show we are creating for you (more details & listen below) and we need your financial support so I can carve out more time from my regular work to write new episodes. I want to use your name in the story (beware, our protagonist may very well murder your namesake, she has a habit of doing that...). We want your voice in polls on plot direction, character names and setting choice. I need your impressive typing skills and witty tongue to share the dream on social media. I want you to act out the scenes in puppet shadows for your closest friends. No, not that last one, that was too weird. But definitely the rest.   

In your quest to champion this series, I want to offer you a choice of weapons to wield:

  • Signed books
  • Audiobooks
  • Advance copies
  • Signed manuscripts
  • Free merchandise
  • Name a character
  • Credits & accolades
  • Plot direction polls
  • Exclusive b-t-s posts
  • Merch-box prize competitions
  • Discounted Merchandise
  • All the things (I will keep adding to this list)
  
So, are you ready to help me smash this thing and start some #AvonAnarchy? Will you champion this cause? Slay the dragon of Radio Silence? Wave the flag of Vigilante Justice, Betty-Style? Build the biggest, most awesome snowman that has ever been built, with me?

Yes! Yes, you can! Because you are our hero! I'll see you on the other side <3

     ***

I'm going to FAQ here, to give you some quick info:

How many books are there? So far, 15 novellas in this crime series are already available on Amazon and the next 2 are on pre-order. The rest won't be far behind. There are 10 episodes per season (we are currently midway through Season 2) and each season has its own major story arc with reoccurring characters and multiple sub-plot lines. 

Season One follows our vigilante's revenge mission against the mob as she tries to bring down those responsible for the heists. The Complete Season One Collection (Episodes 1-10) is currently available in paperback and eBook format. All episodes are also available individually. 

In Season Two, a serial killer called the Boudoir Butcher is loose in New York, murdering gang leaders under awkward and amorous circumstances.When Season Two is complete, a paperback and eBook will be available for Episodes 11-20 collectively. Individual episodes for Season 2 are released on Amazon.

A full story plot outline for Season 3 is ready to go.

You can see all the episodes released so far on Amazon here: 
 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074CHYPCL

Has the book won any awards? Yes, it has!

~ Winner of the 2019 Kindle Book Review Reader's Choice Awards
~ Finalist in the 2019 Kindle Book Awards Thriller / Mystery Category
~ Semi-Finalist in Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe Short Script and Story Contest
~ Quarter-Finalist in Screencraft Action & Thriller Contest
~ Quarter-Finalist in Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest
~ Nominated for Aurealis (Speculative Fiction) Award 
~ Currently nominated for Best Thriller / Adventure Fiction - International Book Awards
~ Currently nominated for Best Mystery / Suspense - International Book Awards
~ All awards against a global backdrop of thousands of screenwriting and fiction entrants.

Honestly, I've been blown away by the fantastic reception the books have received from readers, fans and critics. The constant feedback I get from readers is they'd love more episodes, more often. Let's give them what they want!

Betty Jones from ‘Avon Calling!’ remains the original, gender-stereotype smashing, vigilante killer-housewife that continues to set the page ablaze, and her stories are far from over.

You can see the full series (so far) on Amazon, available as eBook and PaperBack. An Avon Calling vintage-vigilante inspired store called “Betty’s Closet” is also on Amazon. I'm creating new exclusive merchandise through RedBubble and will share that with you soon as well.

Listen to the Sneak Peek of our Radio Show here!


An old-time radio-show podcast of the book series is currently under production. I am so excited to share the beginnings of this audio production with you. We have an insanely talented team of voice-over artists working on it already, and I just know you are going to love it! 

This is a multicast production - which means all of the character voices are acted by different voice-over actors. So far, we have recorded all of the voice talent scripts for Episode One, and we are currently producing and releasing them scene-by-scene. I'm talking full acting emotional reads by our talented voice cast, with sound effects, music, theme song, credits - the whole shebang. 

As we progress, we are building a library of 1940's jazz music, sound effects, fight sounds etc that set the theme and tone of the 1940's era. Honestly, it is starting to really come together and the result is incredible. Just listening takes you right back into WW2 New York, the sights, the sounds, the music, the vibes. You will love this!

Listen to the first few scenes and become part of this great adventure!

Want to be our hero? This is where you ride in on your white horse with your hair flowing in the wind behind you and your sword held high - we need your help to keep production going! 

Hear the scenes released so far here!


Our Audio Cast for Episode #1:


  • Bonnie Bogovich: Betty Jones & Narrator
  • Brian Roberts: George Jones & Announcer
  • David Sardinha: Donald Pinzolo
  • Don Kinsley: Johnny, Lou, Ricky & Willie
  • Tracy Pfau: Ruth
  • Rebecca Ozer: Anna
  • Bob Grossi: Frank Polletti
  • Rob Reider: Roy Polletti
  • Brendan Hunter: Jacob Lawrence
  • Ro Isaacson: Ethyl Polletti
  • Ben Getz: Officer Parker
Audio Production by Alex Barry


Scene-by-scene - tune in to our Radio Show here!




A bit about me!

I'm an occasionally-extroverted-introvert that thinks way too much, loves chocolate, barely sleeps and must always be busy doing/ creating/ building. Writing books and wrestling words is where my head is at, 99% of the time. I love learning and reading and am a big fan of continuing education. I have a post-graduate degree in Molecular Archaeology and have loved studying palaeontology, anthropology, zoology, and genetics, among other things, and if I could live on a uni campus and just learn everything on offer for life, I probably would (doubt it would be much fun for my kids though, haha). I'm a strong believer in gender equality, environmental responsibility, animal welfare, and social activism, and I like to incorporate issues that are important to me into my books in various ways. 

When I'm not working, writing or spending time with my creative husband Alex (a software engineer/genius) and my darling three children (Finn (13), Orrin (9) and Ivy (2)), I enjoy running, building an ever-expanding Christmas model train village in the garage (family project with the kids - I just love an endless Christmas!) and general geekiness (big fan here of Harry Potter, LotR, Star Trek, and so many other pop culture fandoms - I would get around town in cosplay daily if I could!).

We have two fluffy cats, Molly and Pixie (both rescues, both naughty) who are usually lounging around the house, swapping angsty stares and competing for attention on my keyboard.


So, what are you waiting for? Let's build this snowman together!!


Goals
8% complete
Dedicated writing time for more Betty books!

When I hit my first goal, it will allow me to dedicate two full days per week to writing, (daycare fees covered!) which means I can release a new episode of Avon Calling for you every 4-6 weeks!

At the moment, I'm only able to release a new episode each quarter, so this is a huge bonus in getting new books out to my readers, faster! 
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