A New Adventure…
While on a milestone birthday trip to Las Vegas, Ava sat poolside with a romance book in her hands and loudly declared. “You know… I bet I could write one of these.”
To which, her friend lifted a cocktail in silent toast and affirmed, “I bet you could, too.”
Blame the margaritas, or the Las Vegas influence, but Ava doubled-down. Fate, it would seem, is not without a sense of humor, and it has taken her several years to make good on that bet. Several challenging years during which she humbly learned an important lesson: the ability to write a complete sentence in no way equals the ability to craft a captivating novel filled with sympathetic characters, interesting conflict, scintillating description, and a fulfilling happily-ever-after.
(And why is Ava typing this in third person? How annoying!)
Anyway, I “got schooled” in writing with the generous help of my fellow writers. The journey to publication is an intense path filled with uncertainty, frustration, self-doubt, self-awareness, and editing. LOTS and lots of editing. Then even more editing. I am, by no means, at the end of this journey, but hope you enjoy the books I produce along the way!
I reside in central Indiana with a hubby who makes me laugh and kiddos who are growing up way too quickly. I enjoy the world of wine and spirits, amusement park thrill rides, and laughing at my own foibles. I believe life is too short to surround yourself with negative people, Han Solo shot first, and the Holy Trinity of food is bacon, champagne, and chocolate.
My “Street Cred” –
Romance Writer’s Association
Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter
2013 Finalist, Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest, Erotic Category
2015 Winner, On the Far Side Contest, Science Fiction/Futuristic
Looking for something a little different? I have also written and illustrated a few children’s picture books under a different pen name. Check out my other website for these first-grade level books! https://tippihickeyauthor.com