Saturday, November 26, 2016

Avalon as a killer cat

killer cat movies

The book is a collection of essays in which leading horror writers, bloggers, and filmmakers dissect their favorite movies with killer creatures (including killer cats).

The cover design is by Gilles Vranckx.

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals is available for pre-order as of today from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, and many others.

If you're a fan of Avalon, this one should definitely belong in your collection.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Avalon in Belgium

Travel blogger Ingrid Dendievel from Road Tripping Europe photographed Avalon's book against the backdrop of several famous places and attractions in Belgium. Enjoy!

Monument Everard 't Serclaes in Brussels

Avalon in Belgium
Avalon in Belgium

Bookshop Tropismes in Brussels

Avalon in Belgium

Grasmarkt in Brussels

Avalon in Belgium

Cat café Dreamcatchers

books cats lemonade
poezewoefke bier

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Literary cats

kubrick book
kubrick book yawn


hide and seek book


literary cats
literary cat


literary cats
sherkhan cat



Do you want to see your pet featured on Avalon's blog as well as on his Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest? Then send pictures of your pet posing with Avalon's book to lionavalon(at)gmail(dot)com mentioning 'Cats Reading Books' or tweet them to @AvalonTheLion. You can also post them to Avalon's Facebook page.


literary cats

Saturday, October 8, 2016

New Sketch of Avalon

Thomas Clausen of One Drawing Daily made a new sketch of Avalon what do you think?

cat sketch drawing

Avalon's book is only $0.99 on Kindle today! Tomorrow, the price will go back up again. 
Get it here.

sketch avalon

Friday, May 20, 2016

Avalon won the audience award at Sundance

Hi everyone! I just heard the good news that my short film AVALON received the audience award at the Sundance Short Film Competition. Thanks so much to everyone who voted. If you haven't seen the short film, you can watch it for free at Or, if you prefer, you can read the original screenplay here:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Watch Avalon's latest movie

Do you want to see Avalon's latest short film Next to Her?

I am giving my readers free and exclusive access to the movie which is currently not available anywhere else.

Next to Her tells the story of an elderly man, Maurice, who visits his demented wife in the nursery home. A shared lunch is the only thing they have left, but his wife's mind drifts off to the ghost of her deceased cat Avalon whom she sees walking around in her room.

I'd love to send you the movie so you can all see it. Click here to have access.

avalon movie

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cats reading books

Do you want to see your pet featured on this blog and on Avalon's Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest pages? Then send pictures of your pet posing with Avalon's book to lionavalon(at)gmail(dot)com mentioning 'Cats Reading Books' or tweet them to @AvalonTheLion. You can also post them to Avalon's Facebook page.

cutest tuxedo cat


cats reading books


cats reading


reading cats


cats with books


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Help a cat this Christmas

help a cat this christmas

Do you want to help a cat this Christmas?

I have decided to donate 50% of Avalon's royalties of the entire month of December to the cat shelters Cat Rescue and Ever'y Cat in Brussels, Belgium.

ever'y cat rescue
chats errants evere
cat rescue adoptions

About Avalon

Some cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.

From Amazon bestselling author Vanessa Morgan, Avalon is the heartwarming and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish Van cat.

With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even her landlord ordered her to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon's demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed into a tender feline, and even landed a major role in a horror movie. In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human companion.

Avalon is a memoir for anyone who has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.


Around three o’clock that night, Avalon was fed up with the strange man in his bed. He plonked his rear down on Gilles’ pillow, complaining fretfully in his ear while tapping him on the face.

After nearly an hour of incessant wailing and poking, more drastic measures were required. The new solution: pushing Gilles out of bed.

Avalon succeeded.

Climbing back under the covers wasn’t an option. Unable to sleep, Gilles got up. "I guess I didn't pass the test."

"Give Avalon some time. Maybe he was just irked because you took his side of the bed."

But Gilles had already understood that this wasn't going to be a one-time event.

For several minutes, Gilles and Avalon sized each other up. Then Gilles said, "I’d better leave the two of you alone now. It’s clearly what the little guy wants."

I swear I could see Avalon smirking when Gilles put on his jacket and left.

Instantly, Avalon leapt onto me, and compensated for the evening before. He entered a kiss-induced trance. This cat was all about exclusivity, and when granted that exclusivity, his love was immense. 

"Are you really that happy that Gilles is gone?"

In reply, Avalon looked at me with swoony eyes and purred loudly, then swatted out his paw to urge me to continue to pet him, which I did.

A phone call interrupted our tender moment. It was Gilles.

"There won't be any train to Brussels for hours," he said. "Is it okay if I come back to your place for a while?"

"Of course." His return would offend Avalon, but I couldn’t possibly leave Gilles outside in the rain for several hours. As soon as Gilles appeared at the front door, Avalon’s pupils widened to a pitch black.

Let's see who's the boss here, he seemed to be thinking.

Being a cat of action, Avalon went through his usual attention-seeking routine: making a selection of irritating noises, scratching the wallpaper, and pushing objects to the ground. When that didn't work, Avalon opened Gilles' overnight bag and threw out a piece of clothing. His eyes so dark and evil they could be gateways to hell, Avalon stared at his adversary and waited for a reaction. He then pulled out a box of gel wax. Again, he looked up at Gilles to make sure he understood that all this bungling was meant to get a message across. A third object followed, then a fourth, a fifth, a sixth, until there was nothing.

Hell-bent on winning the game, Avalon took Gilles' coat in his mouth and towed it toward the front door. There, he used his right paw to tap the keys hanging from the wooden doorframe.

Avalon’s message couldn’t be any clearer: there was room for only one man in my life. A feline one.

cat rescue

Normally, I don't ask people to buy my books, but this time I am. Please get your copy of Avalon today while 50% my royalties for this individual story are being donated to Cat Rescue in Brussels. It's a heartwarming Christmas present for all the cat lovers in your life. Avalon can be found at the following locations: Amazon US, B&N, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon CA, etc.

And if you'd also like to check out my other books, they can be found at the same locations.

Please help me spread the word for this cause by sharing this post on your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, GooglePlus, etc).

Thank you so much for helping out a good cause, and I hope you enjoy the book. Merry Christmas!

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