by Avery Flynn God save me from simpering, giggle-box heroines. I want a romance heroine who may not always be right, but she knows what she wants and is determined to get it. Why? Because there are days when I wish I was a little more like that. I’m not the only one who has… Read More
Avery Flynn, author of UP A DRY CREEK, her first
published novel and the debut title for her Dry Creek
series set in Nebraska, grew up in a small town in the
western part of that state, a far cry from her present day
home just outside of Washington, D.C. It was no accident
that she went back to her roots for the small town setting
for her romantic suspense.
“When I graduated high school,” she says,
“I couldn’t cross the state line fast enough.
The older I got and the farther I moved away, the more I
realized what a wonderful place Nebraska had been to live. I
swore I’d set a novel there as a way to give people a
look into the amazing folks that live in my home state.”
The name Avery Flynn is a pseudonym for the author who, at
least for now, prefers to remain behind the scenes. She
believes having Avery as her alter ego is a very good thing
because, as she says, “Pen name Avery is way cooler
than me. Her favorite color is hot pink. She drinks single
malt scotch on the rocks. She loves the Argentinean tango
and stays at Iceland’s Ice Hotel.”
Author Avery has been writing since she was a child and her
father gave her a baby blue Brother typewriter. She
couldn’t read but nonetheless wrote numerous stories
about her stuffed animals in gibberish. She hasn’t
stopped since, though she maintains that her spelling has
gotten much better and she now prefers to write in English.
Today she’s enjoying her own happily ever after with
her dashing husband, three crazy kids and two arthritic
dogs. She dreams of one day having a floor-to-ceiling
library à la Beauty and the Beast and is
working to perfect the coffee IV drip. For right now,
however, she’s happy to have her first book published
and to have finished the second, A Dry Creek Bed,
which is expected to be published by the end of 2011.
Usually picking a favorite scene in a book is like picking my favorite chocolate from one of those Valentine’s Day boxes—I like them all! I have a ton of scenes that I love in This Year’s Black. There’s the makeover. Sex in a tent (trust me, it’s better than it sounds). The won’t-give-an-inch flirting/bickering. But… Read More
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