Avery Daniels was born and raised in Colorado, graduated from college with a degree in business administration and has worked in fortune 500 companies and Department of Defense her entire life. Her most eventful job was apartment management for 352 units. She still resides in Colorado with two brother black cats as her spirited companions. She volunteers for a cat shelter, enjoys scrapbooking and card making, photography, and painting in watercolor and acrylic. She inherited a love for reading from her mother and grandmother and grew up talking about books at the dinner table
When I first began writing, there were plenty of stories I started. It took a few years of studying writing craft books and taking writing classes to learn how to do more than just start a story.
I am very appreciative to all those who share their author expertise with newbies like me. They are the reason I have two cozy mysteries published, am editing a suspense thriller novel, and plotted the third cozy mystery in the series.
The suspense thriller is one of the early ideas that stood out and I felt was a story I really wanted to tell. I have learned so much over the years. It seems like such a simple idea to write a story, just write a beginning - middle - and end. There is so very much more involved than taking all the ingredients and throwing them together. The process is part alchemy, part art, and part science.
I am finally getting that early idea for a suspense thriller finished up, edited, and close to finished. Even though this is my third book to complete and publish, there is always a sense of pure magic to have a finished book that others read and enjoy. I don't think I will ever get tired of that feeling.
My inspirations are different depending upon the genre. For my cozy mystery series, I start working from the victim and murder method then develop the rest from there. But the Suspense Thriller novel, which will be a trilogy, begins with a current event or concept that my imagination has run with and built a big plot idea. Then through in a few levels of complexity. Both are fun but very different to me.
My motivation for writing is simple. I want to create the type stories I enjoy reading - where I get caught up in the world of the book and loose track of time. I had read many stories and thought to myself, "What if the story had gone in this direction?" Thus began the kernel of the idea to write some novels myself. I found I enjoyed the writing process, coming up with characters, plots, and twists.
I am so appreciative of getting to take the ideas that keep coming into my mind and write them into complete novels.
I have been very fortunate to meet Jeffery Deaver and Rhys Bowen. I would like to meet and discuss writing and books with David Baldacci and Daniel Silva because their suspense and thriller novels are among my favorites.
Thank you for letting me share a little about my writing with you.
Nailed (Resort to Murder #2)
Julienne is snow bound in the middle of the Rocky Mountains with a killer striking at will.
Julienne LaMere gets to attend a Resort Management conference at a prestigious ski resort in the Colorado Mountains. What should be an enjoyable getaway attending workshops by day and shopping and enjoying the resort by night comes to a screeching halt when a loud-mouthed guest is murdered plus the roads and town shut down for an epic blizzard.
In addition to attending the conference, dodging a smitten teen boy, and seeking clues among the gossiping - and increasingly tense - guests, her best friend’s heart has warmed to an unlikely man and may get broken. As if her mind isn’t already fully occupied, Julienne and her new boyfriend Mason are skiing down troubled slopes in their relationship. Will Julienne put the scant clues together and unveil the culprit before a murderer gets away?
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I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.