Spotlight: One Creation: Do You Prefer Love or Fear? by Clemens B. Schlettwein

What might happen when a man lost in his world suddenly has an enlightening experience and begins creating a new reality, consciously?

He might come to understand the words of Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed and all the others who, like them, have been so often glorified yet rarely understood. He might come to believe in love. He might come to talk about it, act on it, even write about it.

This is the book he might write.

What would happen if others joined him, acting on love, and such a book became an inspiration to many?

The world might taste the dream of a great transformation from which a new society could emerge.

This New Age novel tells the story of such a man, and of the global awakening that transforms our world into the society that so many of us dream about. It is a beautiful dream, yet it is just one option out of infinitely many, because ultimately it is just one creation.


About the Author

What perhaps best characterized the author, Clemens Schlettwein, is his spirituality, alive and in constant evolution, which is always reflected in his creations, whether his articles, essays or novels, or his work in animal protection through different NGO’s in both Switzerland and Spain. Born in Switzerland, Clemens has also lived in the USA, UK, Australia and finally settled in Spain, where, together with his wife Gemma, they created the non-profit organization Fundacion Trifolium, which since 1998 works to protect animals and nature.

Clemens is, one could say, a modern-day nomad and pilgrim, an idealist and dreamer that calls on our door and invites us to sit in the street with him, to observe the Life that he so loves. The Earth is his home, and his soul is close to causes he understands to be loving, to be expanding of consciousness, such as, among others, the wellbeing of our friends, the animals. “For me,” he says, “writing is creating consciously. I feel free when I write, and above all, at peace with myself.”

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Review of the book:

“One Creation is an authentic and fascinating story.  Anyone who has had any kind of spiritual experience can benefit greatly from reading it.  I have recommended it to many people.”

– Wolfgang Schellhorn, Ayahuasquero


One Creation: Do You Prefer Love or Fear? by Clemens B. Schlettwein is available in hardback from Amazon  UK and is also available from Amazon US.



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Spotlight: And Not to Count the Cost by Gillian Thornhill

This is a novel about aspects of the human condition in which the characters are fictitious, but much of the story is based on real events, and doubtless these problems are replicated all over the world to silent sufferers. When hope and joyful aspirations turn to failure and heartbreak, how can we cope best with the deal we’ve been handed, without resorting to bitterness?



 “Holiday time proved even more difficult to control. Isabel insisted that homework and GCSE revision should be completed, but that still left plenty of time for Laura to disappear with her friends. Isabel worried because she had no reason to trust her daughter who lied to obtain what she wanted, and when she was found out. Parenting proved to be very tough indeed.

On several occasions, Laura would slip out of the front or back door to an unspecified address, and Isabel would spend the evenings driving or walking round the estate looking for her, not knowing whether to call the police. Sometimes she was out all night, and Isabel was almost beside herself with worry. She realised, too late, that buying a house on an estate had been a mistake. Church attendance was no longer of any interest to Laura, whether her St Faith’s friends were there or not.

One day in the holidays when Laura was out of the house, and Isabel was attempting to retrieve some of Laura’s underwear for the washing machine, she spotted an unmistakeable packet of birth control pills. She was only fifteen. What was the GP thinking of? Isabel challenged him about it, and was told that when teenagers asked for the pill, it was prescribed without their parents’ permission.

“She will not have an unwanted pregnancy,” he added.

Of course, Laura had cleverly tried to dupe Isabel once again, and when the truth was out, she became violent and abusive, accusing Isabel of invading her privacy. The fact that she was only fifteen was of no consequence to her. On one occasion, when Isabel locked both the doors to prevent Laura from disappearing into the night, another row ensued with damage to furniture, following physical and verbal abuse.”


About the Author:

Gillian Thornhill is the author of various books including “Elisaveta: A Life” (2015) and “Escape to Manchuria!” (2016), both of which were published by New Generation Publishing.



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Spotlight: Triple Cross Killer by Rosemarie Aquilina

Triple Cross Killer

By Rosemarie Aquilina

Fiery Seas Publishing

December 5, 2017   



Have you ever wondered what really happens to Santa Claus letters?  In Detroit and Sarasota some children’s letters are diverted and reviewed by Nick Archer, a religiously obsessed, narcissist. Nick responds, leaving a trail of devastation in the two cities.

In Detroit, co-ed partners and wise-cracking lovers, detectives Jaq McSween and David Maxwell, team up with Sarasota detectives Abel Mendoza and his partner, Rabbit, to find this daunting killer.

When Jaq’s friend, the lovely nurse, Rita Rose, takes a chance on love again, she gets caught in Nick’s web. Working with the ME, she joins in, adding her perspective when events take a sinister turn.

Can this diverse team of characters pool their insights, barbs, and taste for bad food to save Rita when she discovers the final clues or will she become the next victim?


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Reporters, crime-scene units, and curious neighbors crammed the constricted space in front of the dilapidated two-story brick colonial. David edged into a neighboring space between emergency vehicles stretched diagonally over pavement, curb, and lawn.

David, Recon, and Jaq quickly exited the Explorer and ducked behind the yellow crime-scene tape. In tandem, they shielded their faces. Reporters snapped pictures of them progressing toward the house.

“Don’t let that mutt compromise the crime scene,” Chief Hanusack bellowed. “Make sure you feed and walk her before you release her.”

“Seriously Chief, you know how we operate—” David met the Chief ’s stare, but held his tongue with Recon’s leash.

“You’ll understand once you’re in there.”

“Double Cross Killer?” David pulled his notebook and pen from his back pocket.

Hanusack scowled and began walking. “Intriguing work of art. Kitchen.”

With a firm hold of Recon’s harness, the team followed him through the center corridor to the kitchen in the rear of the house. Crime-scene photographers, technicians, and Dr. Towers repositioned themselves to allow full access.

David handed Recon off to an officer, then ambled behind Jaq. Together they circled the victim, careful not to disturb anything. David wanted to tell Jaq he’d investigate elsewhere. She understood his revulsion with corpses, but he couldn’t until the Chief left.

The pungent odor of stale beer overwhelmed the crowded space. Cracked eggs, shredded cheese, beans, lettuce leaves, and miscellaneous leftovers acted as window dressing, some stuffed inside the victim’s mouth, where a fork and knife were planted like victory flags on a battlefield. Mounds of a dirty white crystal-like substance were strewn over everything.

“Picturesque—” Jaq turned slowly. “In a demonic-frenzied sort of picture.”

“Obvious message,” David said. “Hungry, couldn’t decide on the menu. Ordered everything.”

Jaq leaned in for a closer view.
“What’s all over the top of the food—street salt?” David frowned.
Jaq grabbed a few pieces in her hand. “Exactly. Let’s find the container it arrived in.

“Find the cause of this meal-deal or your next assignment may be short-order cook.” Chief Hanusack pressed in his ear-bud. “Criminal Investigations wants in.”

“You assigned us—exclusive.” David worked to keep defensiveness out of his voice.

“You’ve got my support—tonight.” The Chief stared. “Don’t make the Department look like we’re idiots. FBI wants in as well. We need to at least show ’em the crimes are limited to the Great Lakes State, that there’s no big drug or gang cartel, so I can keep ’em backed off.” Chief Hanusack gritted his teeth. “So far there’s an impressive lack of evidence so they’re speculating big.”

The Chief jabbed toward them with the business end of his unlit cigar. “Get a handle on this perp. Now.”

“Yes, sir.” David tried not to sound belligerent. “A psychological profiler’s decoding the perp’s picture-messages. We’re unraveling him.”

Hanusack sounded dispirited. “There’s panic out there, real panic. I can feel the fear in the city. Detroit can’t handle another hit like this. Legislators at all levels are calling.” He paused and assessed the room. The support teams understood the silent hint and exited the kitchen. “Media’s demanding a press conference, details, an official statement—”

Jaq turned and locked eyes with the Chief. “They can’t force you to speak, Chief—”

David attempted to be the poster-boy for old-fashioned, dependable detective work. “Any premature announcement will put us months behind, draw out the nut jobs, copycats, create more fear and corpses.”



About the Author

Rosemarie Aquilina is the mother of five children. Elected as a 30th Circuit Court Judge serving in the General Trial Division, after having served as a 55th District Court Judge in Mason, Michigan, she takes pride in public serve.

In 1986, Judge Aquilina became the first female JAG Officer in the history of the Michigan Army National Guard, she retired in 2006 with twenty years Honorable Service.  She is an adjunct law professor at both Western Michigan University—Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Michigan State University College of Law and has earned teaching awards at both institutions. Judge Aquilina is the former owner of Aquilina Law Firm, PLC, and former host of a syndicated radio talk show called Ask the Family Lawyer.



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Spotlight & Giveaway: Cathadeus by Jeff J. Peters

 Book Title: Cathadeus (Book One of the Walking Gates)
Author: Jeff J. Peters
Category: YA Fiction, 344 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: Dec 8, 2017
Tour dates: Dec 4 to 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (fighting scenes)

Book Description

It has been six hundred years since the Alchemists fused together men and beasts to form strong, mindless slaves. Now, their most vicious creations have attacked the mystical Walking Gates, slaughtering their Keepers and isolating their cities. Wounded in the brutal attack, Braxton Prinn’s mother is on the verge of death and he makes a desperate journey to find the reclusive elven master who can save her. But when he discovers an ancient magic, Brax is caught up in an even greater struggle and soon finds himself hunted for his power. Drawn into the chaos of an impending war and pursued by enemies on all sides, Brax must fight to save his mother and her race from slipping into darkness. Though his untamed magic may be the greatest threat of all . . .

What Readers are Saying about Cathadeus:

“Jeff J. Peters’ strong cinematic writing style allowed me to easily visualize the story and feel that I was right there alongside the characters.”
– Alison W.

“Jeff J. Peters’ writing is so smooth and easy to read – I can’t tell you how much of a pleasure it was…and how quickly you end up being drawn into the story because of it.”
– Amanda R.

“Cathadeus is the best kind of fantasy story – you get to learn along with a flawed main character while you get lost in a richly designed world. You can’t help but keep reading. A cleanly written pairing of characters you wish you could spend more time with and an enthralling world built around them. Cathadeus is the kind of story that plays perfectly off of your imagination, with characters grounded in reality to make it feel like you could really be there.”
– Ryan N.

“Jeff J. Peters definitely has storytelling skills…The story stayed on my mind when I wasn’t reading it. Young readers will be drawn in this imaginative story, while they relate to Braxton’s struggles with temper, insecurity, and young love. Cathadeus is dramatic, with an anxious tone—at times bleak, as the story keeps you wondering until the final battle if good will prevail.”
– Elizabeth C.


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Meet the Author
JEFF J. PETERS was born in South Africa and immigrated to the United States as a teenager, where he fell in love with all things fantasy. He obtained degrees in digital electronics and computer science and worked as an IT professional for more than twenty years. In 2014, he left his corporate position to focus full-time on writing. Cathadeus is his debut novel. He is currently working on the sequel.
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Spotlight & Giveaway: The Nomad Series by Georges Benay

Book Details for Nomad on the Run:

Category: Adult Fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
Release date: April 15, 2011
Content Rating: PG (No swear words, some violence and minimal/clean sex scene)

My Review


Book Description:

Hidden beneath greed, deceit and coercion hides the truth

Enticed by an investment firm in Morocco, Eric Martin is caught in a world where no one can be trusted

Beneath the golden desert and azure seas of Morocco lurks a hidden world of greed, deceit and financial terrorism. But the players are not who you might think. Lured away from his seemingly idyllic life as a managing director for a major international bank in Toronto, Eric Martin returns to his ancestral roots in Morocco.

Tempted by a mysterious offer from a boutique financial firm, Eric soon discovers he has walked into the middle of a whirlwind where everyone has their own secret agenda, and he unwittingly has become the key to unlocking them all. From the broad avenues of Toronto to the mean streets of Casablanca, Eric rushes to discover the truth before time runs out. But who can he trust?

The power and attraction of money is strong. In the midst of a dangerous cast of characters, Jeff Offenbach, bank president, knows more than he lets on. But how much does he know? Is he a key player in a scheme to terrorize the global economy, or is he just trying to save his firm from becoming another victim of the global economic collapse? Valerie is the unknown factor. Is she involved in the partners’ machinations, or is she as guileless as Eric? Can he trust her? And more importantly, will he survive long enough to find out?



Book Details for The Nomad’s Premonition:

Category: Adult Fiction, 240 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
Release date: April 28, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (some violence, a couple of swear words – minimal)

My Review


Book Description:

A new mystery waiting to be unraveled

Eric Martin has a gut felling that his worst nightmare is about to make a comeback the moment the electronic record of the stock market trade flashes across his monitor.

Eric Martin is desperate to forget his past, one that almost cost him his future.

Working in Paris as deputy head of a bank’s internal security department, Eric notices a high-speed trader’s uncanny ability to predict extremely profitable trades. Even though there’s nothing illegal about the activity, he knows the trader’s success is more than just luck.

But, no one believes him. Armed only with a handful of data and a powerful instinct, Eric searches for the mysterious trader on his own. He suspects that a predictive algorithm has fallen into the wrong hands.

Eric sets off for Istanbul to find answers promised to him by an informant. He finds an unlikely ally in Interpol agent Stephanie Brule. With Interpol wanting him back in Paris and out of the way, Eric’s quest is also hampered by the sudden appearance of his ex-lover, a boss he’s not sure he can trust, and a terrorist who always seems one step ahead.

Will Eric put an end, once and for all, to the nightmare that began when he accepted a job that was too good to be true? Or will his need for revenge and justice lead him deeper into a treacherous world he has no way of escaping?


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Georges Benay is a former international banker who is now working as a Toronto-based writer and award-winning photographer. He is the author of two novels, including The Nomad’s Premonition and a collection of short stories. His award-winning pictures have been featured in several magazines and book covers.
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New Release: Feather by A.T. Grant

Elliott endures a long, fraught journey to Scotland with his family. Arriving at a loch-side holiday park, some things are familiar and others not quite right. He and his brother argue over different girls, one of whom has a strange request. A riddle leads the brothers into unexpected adventure, and a calamity from the past comes back to haunt them.



 “Stephanie!” A vision suddenly took hold. It was of her, not Madeleine, standing beside him as he steered the ferry to its destination. Elliott shook his head vigorously, trying his hardest to dislodge her from his mind.

“Whatever is the matter dear boy – you look as though you’ve seen a ghost?” The old lady’s tone was strange, almost mocking.

“S-sorry – just realised I’ve forgotten something,” he lied. Elliott wondered why he was still incapable of sustaining happiness for more than a fleeting moment. Even the view appeared to have lost its sparkle. But he already knew the answer: he wasn’t worthy of it.

The old woman studied him attentively. “You’re quite a troubled young man, aren’t you? Nice, but definitely quite troubled.”

Elliott stared back suspiciously: this lady knew more about him than she should. She was also being quite brazenly personal. He inspected the remaining passengers. Fortunately, nobody else was showing a flicker of interest in what she was saying.


About the Author

A.T. Grant is married with two children and lives outside Bath in England. He is a Geography teacher at a state secondary school in Thornbury, north of Bristol. He was inspired to write by completing his Ph.D., which explored young people’s relationship with the natural world. As a keen traveller, he also found that regular month-long expeditions to remote locations provided ideal material for his writing. He has written two other novels to date entitled “The Jaguar” (2015) and “Leopard Skies” (2016).


“Feather” is currently available in paperback and e-book from Amazon UK. It also available from Amazon US.


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Blog Tour: The Jupiter Chronicles: The Orb of Terra by Leonardo Ramirez




Date Published: November 17, 2017

 Publisher: Leonardoverse Books

In the tradition of “City of Ember” “Chronicles of Narnia” and “A Wrinkle in Time”, this family adventure is a high stakes space race to save our world from an invading force before it is too late. 

 -Book 3-

 Will Ian’s quest to find his destiny away from Jupiter lead to Earth’s untimely demise?

 As he struggles with his identity, Ian Castillo helps one of Earth’s greatest scientific minds, Dr. Nikola Tesla, make the scientific discovery of a lifetime: a strange mineral that can perhaps power our world for years to come! They discover it is not just an energy source, but something much more! When the device powered by the mineral is activated, it awakens a sleeping giant buried under the Earth by the Martians generations before. The beast known as “Gigantes” leaves behind a trail of destruction and calls out to a deadly enemy headed for Earth. 

 And the secret inside the mineral will change everything for Earth and the entire Jovian Realm…forever.


 Cover by Eve Milady and Ben Fosselman with Magnetic Dreams Animation Studios (Iron Man:Extremis, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, Sesame Street)

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About the Author

Leonardo Ramirez is an author, husband, a father, and a Karate instructor with a 4th degree black belt. His first novel, “Haven of Dante”, is a supernatural Young Adult story centered on an ancient war between the Dante family and the nine circles of hell. “Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe” takes readers much deeper into the world of the family line with a prologue that begins with the plight of Dante Alighieri himself!

 His follow up is a Science Fiction book called “The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot”. It follows the adventure of two children as they are transported to the steam-powered cities of Jupiter where they find the secret of their long-lost father in the midst of a Martian attack.

 Leonardo Ramirez lives with his wife Kristen, their daughter Mackenzy and their two dogs, Duchess and Tinkerbell in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.

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Spotlight: Kellie’s Dreams by Johanna Jackson

Craving a calm, peaceful and uncomplicated life, through unexpected circumstances, Kellie finds herself living back in the same place she spent most of her childhood holidays.

As her new life begins to settle, strange dreams start to invade Kellie’s senses and she finds herself drawn to ancient Egypt. An old love triangle re-surfaces and previously untold stories emerge, which keep Kellie guessing as to what it all means.

Sudden, tragic events, cause the life she has come to know to take a dramatic turn and Kellie finds herself facing a different connection; one that links her present life, with one from a distant past.


The Author’s 1st Novel

Johanna Jackson is also the author of another slightly raunchy romantic fiction novel entitled “Love Twists as Life Turns” (2017):

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In that novel, it is Casey’s experiences of friendship, loss, lust and worries, along with her dreams, which she decides to share in an Online Diary. In doing so, she captures the interest of someone who is able to influence great change in Casey’s life, just at a point when a serious issue interrupts her progress.

Amazon reviews for Johanna’s first novel have included:

5.0 out of 5 stars  A brilliant summer holiday read

By LM – Amazon Customer

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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The characters are well described and the twists in the story keep you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next. Not often am I moved to tears when reading, but the way this book is written you can’t help but connect with the characters and what they are experiencing. Highly recommended.


5.0 out of 5 stars  Wow, what a brilliant first book

By tezza

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Wow, what a brilliant first book. Great read, funny, sexy and sad in parts. It is quite the page turner, I really wanted to find out what happened next. Very true to life characters, they all seem like people that I could be friends with! I got goosebumps at certain parts of the story-line, can’t say when as it may spoil it for the reader! It was good to have the epilogue to find out what happened to the characters later on in their lives. I look forward to reading the next book. Well done Johanna!


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Spotlight: International Political & Environmental Folly: Issue 5 by Daniel Tissington

This work sets out to show that governments internationally are taking too much in terms of taxes and, consequently, leave their “supporters” unable to pay for the necessities of life. The politicians blame the banks for irresponsible lending, where both parties are thought to be equally at fault here. Politicians also seem to have gotten the “wrong end of the stick” with regard to climate change, its causes, and the tragic consequences for humanity. This work sets out an explanation of said changes and offers solutions to overcome the phenomenon. Political shortcomings appear to be because our leaders are mainly listening to advisers who have little to do with the problems of the Man in Street.

This work concludes by showing how to correct the exposed political shortcomings by the simplified but effective use of the ballot box.


About the Author

Born in 1925, the author served in The Royal Navy and was loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2. He and his wife Joan have three daughters. Following demobilization from the Royal Navy, the author studied mathematics, physics, and electronics which were put to use in the USA and Canada. Returning to England, the author settled in Hertfordshire and was employed in research, military, medical, industrial electronics, nucleonics, and avionics. On retiring, the author relocated to Dorset where he obtained his pilot’s license and later his own Cessna Aircraft for recreational use. He also indulged in another hobby, horology. Later still, an attempt to relocate to his Carribbean retreat ended due to ill health. The author underwent spinal surgery in January 2011 and hopes to renew his recreational flying in due course.




“Storm in a teacup? No way. The author has a file of data given out by the Woodland Trust and it mentions the cost of planting a tree is in the order of £10 sterling per tree. Thinking about it, one has to include Nursery cost, transport costs and administration cost, so the projected cost of £10 a tree might well be reasonable. But I question the cost of 12 million trees at £120 million versus the cost at say 16 trees per acre = £460,000 or, allowing for an excessive 25% loss, £575,000. Added to that figure is the hidden cost of collecting the taxes, inter-governmental transfer costs and administration costs of money transfer arrangements to The Woodland Trust!  And this projection omits to cost the necessary thinning that may (should) be carried out!  This, reader, is one example of where YOUR hard earned cash and taxes go.”



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Spotlight & Giveaway: The One Apart by Justine Avery

 Book Title: The One Apart by Justine Avery
Category: Adult fiction, 568 pages
Genre: Sci-fi & Fantasy / Paranormal
Publisher: Justine Avery
Release date: Dec 4, 2017
Tour dates: Nov 20 to Dec 8, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description

Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life.
He remembers—every life he’s lived before.

Tres is about to be born… with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.

He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he’s too afraid to ask: why am I?

In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could ever imagine—and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking him since his birth.

Life as he knows it—as all know it—is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.

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Meet the Author

Justine Avery is an award-winning author of stories large and small for all. Born in the American Midwest and raised all over the world, she is inherently an explorer, duly fascinated by everything around her and excitedly noting the stories that abound all around. As an avid reader of all genres, she weaves her own stories among them all. She has a predilection for writing speculative fiction and story twists and surprises she can’t even predict herself.

Avery has either lived in or explored all 50 states of the union, over 36 countries, and all but one continent; she lost count after moving 30-sometimes before the age of 20. She’s intentionally jumped out of airplanes and off the highest bungee jump in New Zealand, scuba dived unintentionally with sharks, designed websites, intranets, and technical manuals, bartered with indigenous Panamanians, welded automobile frames, observed at the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Noba, Japan, and masterminded prosperous internet businesses—to name a few adventures. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree that life has never required, and at age 28, she sold everything she owned and quit corporate life—and her final “job”—to freelance and travel the world as she always dreamed of. And she’s never looked back.

Aside from her native English, Avery speaks a bit of Japanese and a bit more Spanish, her accent is an ever-evolving mixture of Midwestern American with notes of the Deep South and indiscriminate British vocabulary and rhythm, and she says “eh”—like the Kiwis, not the Canadians. She currently lives near Los Angeles with her husband, British film director Devon Avery, and their three adopted children: Becks, Sam, and Lia. She writes from wherever her curiosity takes her.

Avery loves to connect with fellow readers and creatives, explorers and imaginers, and cordially invites you to say “hello”—or konnichiwa.

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