After growing up in Pennsylvania, Avery Dawes now makes her home south of the Mason-Dixon line. She functions on copious amounts of sweet tea. Her independent-minded cat allows her plenty of time to create passionate stories full of good-looking men. Of course, life is too short for her characters not to live happily ever after. When not working, Avery can be found lounging on the beach, plotting stories and searching for new character inspirations.