Ava Mallory


Ava Mallory - Laugh-out-loud mysteries with a side of Latin flair!

Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Mallory writes inclusive, laugh-out-loud mysteries with a side of Latin flair. Her fictional characters are based on the people she knew and loved in her native Spain and the many U.S. locations she lived in after moving to the States in the late 1980s. Her characters are feisty, fun-loving, and full of life... unless they're not. (She writes mysteries after all.)

AVA is best known for her Mercy Mares traveling nurse cozy mysteries that feature a middle-aged Latina nurse who is a champion of patients and a magnet for trouble. Mercy's sidekicks are the who's who of quirky characters with big hearts - like the people Ava grew up with.

AVA earned a degree in psychology and a degree in nursing with a certification in geriatric/Alzheimer's care. She lives minutes from Chicago with three of her four children (The oldest left the nest & Ava's not been the same since.) and their Dorkie (Yorkie/Daschund) dog named Chacha, the actual Queen of the Mallory castle.

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Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is my safe place. It is the place I go to seek refuge and to imagine a life outside of my own. Nothing brings me more pleasure creatively than to sit in solace with a notebook and pen in hand and tell one of the many stories begging to be told.
What do your fans mean to you?
My readers mean the world to me. My writing is about communicating with a reader through story. The characters I create are reminiscent of people we meet in everyday life. Whether they be good or bad, the characters often allow readers to see themselves or others from a different perspective. The feedback I receive from my readers encourages me immensely and I am incredibly appreciative of their insights.
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Where to find Ava Mallory online


You set the price! Words: 3,660. Language: American English. Published: September 5, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Blind, alone, and defenseless Milania is confronted by the vicious former occupant of her home who is set on destroying her and ousting her from what he believes to be his. What would you do alone and in the dark if an evil man marked you as his prey?

Smashwords book reviews by Ava Mallory

  • Without End: A Melrose Shops Novel on Aug. 27, 2014

    Without End is a brilliantly seductive novel that I was fortunate enough to have been asked to beta read. This is by far one of the best books I've read all year. I greatly appreciated that this author took the time to create characters with depth and emotion and a healthy dose of wit. This is not your run-of-the-mill bimbo in distress story. Claudette is brilliant, fun, and hilarious. Her delivery had me chuckling. Dino and the rest of the FF crew were a riot. I love them and can't wait to see what's in store for them next. You MUST read this book!
  • Resist on Nov. 19, 2014

    I was honored to have been gifted this book and compelled to share my thoughts. This series is gripping and leaves you breathless with every twist and turn. In the second installment of this series, Cristal opens a portal to Purgatory. What lies beyond that portal leads to both joy and despair. A struggle begins between technology and spirituality and all that was once believed to be right is called into question. With mysticism and a pair of not-so-trustworthy angels, Cristal and Harry must learn to navigate and make sense of everything around them. I especially appreciate that this book stands by itself, but can't wait to read the next installment.