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Amy Doak
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Amy Doak is a lifelong lover of books, reading and writing. Following a career in media: advertising, radio, television and magazines, she continues to work as a freelance writer and is excited to see her non-fiction writing career evolve into a fiction one.

Amy lives in regional Victoria with her husband, teen, tween, dog, and a very grumpy cat.

Books by Amy Doak

Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer

Karen McManus and Holly Jackson meets Fleur Ferris in this fast-paced YA murder mystery.

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Eleanor Jones Can’t Keep a Secret

Eleanor Jones stirs up more mystery and danger in this fast-paced YA mystery.

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Penguin Noir is back with two events in 2024

Learn about two exciting Penguin Random House author showcases this August!

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2024 ABIAs shortlist announced

Check out the Penguin Random House books that have been shortlisted for the ABIAs in 2024. The winners will be announced on 9 May 2024.

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CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2024

5 Penguin books have made the Notables list this year. Learn more about them here.

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Some of the most anticipated YA books of 2024

Exciting upcoming books for YA readers.

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Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer Book Club Questions

Amy Doak on the creation of Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer.

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Debut authors share their best tips for aspiring authors

The Fresh Voices of 2023 share their advice with fellow writers. Whether you’re aspiring to get your book published or looking for writing tips, these words of wisdom will help.

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QUIZ: Which YA book should you ask for this Christmas?

Take this quiz to find out which YA book you should put on your wishlist this year.

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The rare success of one author's open submission

An author and editor share the unique publication story of Amy Doak's debut novel, Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer.

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The 10 most anticipated YA books of 2023

Check out 10 of the most-anticipated YA books to read in 2023. Trust us, add them to your TBR now!