A Very Kennedy Synchronicity by Ava Miles
Synchronicities are an interesting phenomena, I have to admit.
We stumble upon them when we least expect them. So, I had a moment of pure gratitude—so appropriate on this past Thanksgiving weekend—realizing that as we are all honoring the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, I am about to release the next iteration in the Dare Valley series, which is set right as President Kennedy takes office.
I was like, seriously? I didn’t plan this. Read more
How Rhett Butler Inspired My Hero By Ava Miles
Hi there. I’m Ava Miles, and perhaps it’s no accident that I ended up becoming a contemporary romance writer since I love romantic movies. Thanks to Sue for hosting me today so I can talk about one of my favorite movie heroes and how he inspired one of my own.
So, I know people have either a love or hate relationship with Gone With The Wind, but I definitely am in the love category. I love movies. Well, let me qualify. Good movies. Let me show you how much. I am a huge old movie fan. I host a monthly Old Movie Group with writers Diane Gaston, J. Keely Thrall, and Julie Halperson where we analyze the movie from a story perspective while also eating fabulous food (but I digress). I also host an Oscar party every year where people dress like it’s the red carpet. Fun times. Oh, and my brother works in Hollywood, so I get to hear all of the behind-the-scenes stories on the pictures he works on (like one with Robert Downey Jr., but I’ll let you guess which one). Read more
Guest Post: How Nora Roberts and My Ancestors Inspired My Stories by Ava Miles
Who would have guessed that Nora Roberts could inspire a book? And yet she did.
But it didn’t start out that way. Let me back up.
My sister, Michelle, is a huge fan of Nora Roberts. Like our other two sisters and I, we’ve been reading Nora since we were young women. I don’t know how often we used to call each other and say, wow, that was an awesome book. Wish I lived in that story. Could date a guy like Cameron Quinn, for example, in Sea Swept. Read more