An interview with Avery Flynn, author of Passion Creek

Thank you so much for having me over at your place today!

You have the best story idea ever thought up, but you’re stuck in on an airplane with no access to paper, your phone or any electrical devices. What do you do next?

I am so not afraid of talking to strangers, so option one is to turn to my poor neighbor and beg a pen and paper. No one is sitting next to me? The next option is getting to the bathroom and snagging some of that oh-so-soft *sarcasm* toilet paper. Since I never leave home without lipstick or black eyeliner, I’d use that to scratch out the plot.

What five things do you find most annoying in yourself?

Wait, let me go ask my kids because they will tell me without even having to think about it. .... OK, I’m back, here’s what they said:
1.  Insistence on going to bed exactly at bed time.
2.  Refusal to provide dessert unless the dinner plate is empty.
3.  The fact that I dance in the middle of the grocery story when a good song comes on.
4.  Laughing loudly in public.
5.  The fact that the hubby and I kiss in the kitchen while making dinner.

Who was the first person you loved?

Jeremy Carr in sixth grade. My first boyfriend. My first French kiss. My first puppy love. :)

What makes you a good author?

I love what I do. If you don’t have the passion for writing, it’s always going to be a painful, sometimes lonely, endeavor. But I love getting to make up stories about people who are on the biggest adventure there is in this world - falling in love. Now I don’t know if this means I’m a damn good author, but I hope that means I working toward that goal.

If you could invite 4 people (real or fictional, living or dead) to a dinner party, who would you invite and what would you serve?

That is a great question. My God, there are so many options but at this split second in time here's who I go with: Scarlett O'Hara, Mame Dennis, Dorothy Parker and Glenda Layton. We'd serve Glenda's spicy macaroni and cheese (of course) with plenty of wine. 

Tell us a little about Passion Creek.

Gladly! Uptight history professor Sam Layton may have the abs of a movie action hero, but he stopped
believing in the joy of adventure a long time ago. However, when a one-night stand with a tattooed bombshell leads to a treasure map for the long-buried Rebecca’s Bounty, the call to action is too strong to ignore.

All Las Vegas cocktail waitress Josie Winarsky wants to do is paint. But when she lands smack dab in the middle in a mob plot, she has to push aside her dreams to find a treasure in Dry Creek,
Nebraska and save her family from harm. With Sam at her side and a Vegas loan shark on her tail, the treasure she finds turn out to be much more valuable than emeralds and rubies.

About Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Evernight Publishing released the first two books in her Layton Family series, Temptation Creek and Seduction Creek. The third book in the series, Passion Creek, released on Aug. 31. Find out more about Avery on her blog (, follow her on Twitter (, like her on Facebook ( or friend her on Facebook ( Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.