Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Evernight Publishing released the first two books in her Layton Family series, Temptation Creek and Seduction Creek. The third book in the series, Passion Creek, is scheduled for release on Aug. 31. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.
Julie: Welcome, Avery. Why don’t you start us off by telling us how you discovered/decided you wanted to become a writer?
Avery: Thanks so much for having me. How did I know I wanted to be a writer? Wow, I don’t think I ever wanted to be anything else.
Julie: What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?
Avery: I have to outline, I’m not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants girl at all. I wish I was because it seems like it would be so much easier. Of course, I talk to my friends who are panters and they disagree with that. I guess your writing style is like your hair; you always want something different.
Julie: Give us a sneak peek into the writing life of Avery and tell us about one strange writing ritual you have.
Avery: Does mainlining coffee count as strange? If so, I am in so much trouble. I write every week day for several hours at a shot. It’s usually silent in my office, well as long as you don’t count my three kids playing kitchen hockey and the dogs barking at the mailman.
Julie: If you were going to cast the hero of your book, what actor would get the part?
Avery: Hmmmmm … I am on a huge Jeremy Renner (my God, the arm porn) kick right now and I could totally see him playing the strong-and-silent history professor with the abs of an action hero. Most definitely.
Julie: I know you’re not supposed to show favoritism but who’s been your favorite character to write?
Avery: This is actually easy for me. The Layton family matriarch, Glenda, is a favorite of mine – and readers judging by the mail I get. She has no qualms about getting right in the middle of her kids’ lives and ‘motivating’ them until they find their true loves. Plus she makes a mean spicy baked macaroni.
Julie: Do you have a favorite TV show you can’t miss?
Avery: Oh I love Game of Thrones, Project Runway and True Blood. We had a total Game of Thrones geek out on Friday Man Wars (a little something a few friends and I do every Friday on Facebook, come play along with us) about which Game of Thrones character was hottest. My vote went to Jon Snow. Yum.
Julie: If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?
Avery: Oh man, great question! This changes all the time, but tonight I’m going with Ranger from the Stephanie Plum books. I love me some Ranger.
Julie: Please share with us some juicy details about your latest release.
Avery: Uptight history professor Sam Layton may have the abs of a movie action hero, but he stopped believing in the joy of adventure a long time ago. However, when a one-night stand with a tattooed bombshell leads to a treasure map for the long-buried Rebecca’s Bounty, the call to action is too strong to ignore.
All Las Vegas cocktail waitress Josie Winarsky wants to do is paint. But when she lands smack dab in the middle in a mob plot, she has to push aside her dreams to find a treasure in Dry Creek, Nebraska and save her family from harm. With Sam at her side and a Vegas loan shark on her tail, the treasure she finds turn out to be much more valuable than emeralds and rubies.
Watch the book trailer at http://averyflynn.com/blog/passion-danger-treasure-caught-on-video/
Julie: What was your inspiration behind this book?
Avery: I love the idea of a strong and silent type who ends up falling for someone who is a real outgoing free spirit. Sam is so closed up and Josie is so way open and yet they’re both hiding things from each other and themselves. Who wouldn’t want to write that story?
Julie: Well thank you, Avery for stopping by and answering my questions.
Avery: Thanks so much for having me!
Books by Avery Flynn
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