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Barbara Avon

Barbara Avon
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    Thriller Contemporary Romance Time Travel Romance Horror
  • Country: Canada
  • Books: 23
  • Profession: Author
  • Member Since: Oct 2018
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BIOGRAPHY

Barbara Avon was born in Switzerland and immigrated to Canada when she was two years old. She grew up Italian in the Niagara Region and attended Notre Dame High School, and then Brock University. She moved to Ottawa, Ontario, in 1999 to pursue work. She has worked for two major Ottawa area magazines and is a published poet.

In 2018, she won SpillWords Author of the Month, as well as FACES Magazine “Favourite Female Author”. Her work appears in various anthologies including Steering 23 Publications, Storytime for Grownups, and Beyond the Levee. In October of 2022, “Revived” was chosen as “Horror Book of the Year” by the “Feed My Reads” community.

When she's not writing, she's experimenting in the kitchen, reading, watching 1980s movies, or engaging with her peers on Twitter. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband Danny, their tarantula Betsy, and their houseplant, “Romeo”.

Barbara Avon's Books

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Sultry, Is the Night
$5.5 kindleeBook,
Sultry, Is the Nightby Barbara AvonPublish: Nov 17, 2021Romantic Suspense Historical Fiction
Sacrilege
$2.99 kindleeBook,
Sacrilegeby Barbara AvonPublish: Oct 26, 2020Horror
$5.88 kindleeBook,
My Love is Deep (A Peter Travis Love Story Book 1)by Barbara AvonPublish: Jul 06, 2020Series: A Peter Travis Love StoryRomantic Suspense
$5.88 kindleeBook,
The Simpletonby Barbara AvonPublish: May 31, 2018Horror
$2.99 kindleeBook,
Windfallby Barbara AvonPublish: Apr 16, 2020Supernatural Suspense
A Crack in Forever
$4.99 kindleeBook,
A Crack in Foreverby Barbara AvonPublish: Oct 26, 2022Romantic Suspense Historical Fiction
Owl Eyes Motel
$3.5 kindleeBook,
Owl Eyes Motelby Barbara AvonPublish: Jun 13, 2021Horror
The Asylum: A Frightful Christmas Tale
$1.88 kindleeBook,
The Asylum: A Frightful Christmas Taleby Barbara AvonPublish: Dec 19, 2022Supernatural Suspense
Briana's Bistro (A Peter Travis Love Story)
$5.88 kindleeBook,
Briana's Bistro (A Peter Travis Love Story)by Barbara AvonPublish: Dec 07, 2020Romance
Revived
$3.99 kindleeBook,
Revivedby Barbara AvonPublish: Mar 30, 2022Horror
Q.W.E.R.T.Y.: A Haunting
$2.5 kindleeBook,
Q.W.E.R.T.Y.: A Hauntingby Barbara AvonPublish: Jan 22, 2019Supernatural Suspense Paranormal Romance
A Letter to Claudia: Sequel to Q.W.E.R.T.Y. (Qwerty Book 2)
$1.99 kindleeBook,
A Letter to Claudia: Sequel to Q.W.E.R.T.Y. (Qwerty Book 2)by Barbara AvonPublish: Mar 15, 2021Supernatural Suspense
Speed Bump
$3.88 kindleeBook,
Speed Bumpby Barbara AvonPublish: Jul 09, 2018Horror
Love Still Bites
$0.99 kindleeBook,
Love Still Bitesby Barbara AvonPublish: Jun 03, 2020Romantic Suspense
The Christmas Ornament (A Peter Travis Love Story)
$5.88 kindleeBook,
The Christmas Ornament (A Peter Travis Love Story)by Barbara AvonPublish: Apr 22, 2016Romantic Suspense
Static
$3.99 kindleeBook,
Staticby Barbara AvonPublish: Nov 07, 2017Time Travel Romance
Michael's Choice (Part 2 to The Gift)
$5.88 kindleeBook,
Michael's Choice (Part 2 to The Gift)by Barbara AvonPublish: Dec 24, 2017Series: The GiftThriller
The Christmas Miracle: A Peter Travis Love Story
$4.49 kindleeBook,
The Christmas Miracle: A Peter Travis Love Storyby Barbara AvonPublish: Jun 21, 2020Romantic Suspense
Promise Me
$6.88 kindleeBook,
Promise Meby Barbara AvonPublish: May 26, 2020Time Travel Romance
Love Bites: A Collection of Bite-Sized Fiction
Paperback,
Postscript
(1) $3.88 kindleeBook,
Postscriptby Barbara AvonPublish: Oct 04, 2019Paranormal Romance Historical Fiction
Timepiece
$3.62 kindleeBook,
Timepieceby Barbara AvonPublish: Apr 24, 2019Time Travel Romance
The Gift (Part 1 to Michael's Choice)
$5.88 kindleeBook,
The Gift (Part 1 to Michael's Choice)by Barbara AvonPublish: Nov 07, 2017Series: The GiftThriller

Barbara Avon's Series in Order

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  • A Peter Travis Love Story

    1 My Love is Deep (A Peter Travis Love Story Book 1) - Published on Jul, 2020
  • The Gift

    1 The Gift (Part 1 to Michael's Choice) - Published on Nov, 20172 Michael's Choice (Part 2 to The Gift) - Published on Dec, 2017

Barbara Avon's Awards and Achievements

    Barbara Avon has earned excellence awards over time. Here is the glimpse of the accolades clinched by the author.

  • Horror Book of the Year
    2022

    Revived

    award
  • Author of the Month
    2019 achievement
  • Ottawa's Favourite Author
    2018 award

Barbara Avon Interview On 22, Apr 2022

"Born in Switzerland, Barbara Avon always loved escaping into new worlds. She has always loved art in all its forms. She started writing angsty poetry in her teenage years. "Sultry, Is the Night" is what she considers her greatest work to date. Her journey as an author has been exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting."
Where are you from? How has our childhood influenced you as an author?

I was born in Switzerland and moved to Canada when I was two years old. I was a shy kid, and especially so when I switched schools and became the “new kid”. I was often alone, reading, listening to music, dreaming. I started writing angsty poetry in my teenage years. When I was awarded an A + for my short story in high school English Class, that was it. I caught the writing bug and knew that one day I would write a novel.

Were you a big reader as a kid too? If so, what were some of your favourite books then?

Yes, I loved escaping into new worlds. Reading remains one of my greatest pleasures. In my adolescent years, I read the Little House in the Prairie series, a book called "The Root Cellar" which sparked my interest in Time Travel and as a teenager, "The Outsiders" was my favourite book.

What did you want to become when you were a kid? What attracted you to begin a career as an author?

At one point, I wanted to be a singer, but I wasn't talented in that way. I've always loved art in all its forms, and I've always had a penchant for writing. Creating new characters, and new worlds is akin to creating magic. Being an Independent author, I'm essentially a small business, and with that, a career was born.

Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?

There are infinite possibilities, but it would be fascinating to meet with Louis (Anne Rice's character from "Interview With the Vampire") or Simon Morley from the time travel novel "Time and Again". As far as my own characters, I've always said that it would be amazing to have a dinner party and invite all of my fictional friends.

What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book, "Owl Eyes Motel"?

"Owl Eyes Motel" was a fun book to write! I don't think I discovered anything except someone pointed out that it reminds them of the famous Eagles' song "Hotel California ''.

What sparked the idea for "Sultry, Is the Night"? What is the significance of the title?

"Sultry, Is the Night" is what I consider my greatest work to date. It epitomizes who I am. The story encapsulates love. The dark themes make it a multi-layered read. The protagonist is poor, living on the "wrong side of the tracks" and like me, he's Italian. He's an aspiring chef, so I incorporated recipes into the novel. The love interest, Tess, is the "rich girl" with a dark secret. The book is reminiscent of all the best 80's movies, like Flashdance and Fame. I wanted the title to reflect the sensual nature of the story and also have it allude to the dark themes.

Have you ever considered writing under a pen name? If so, what would your pen name be?

No, I have never considered it. I started this journey later in life - I published my first book at 42 years of age. I'm proud of that fact and I want my real name associated with all my books.

What is the story behind the idea of ‘Sacrilege'?

Cris Corelli is a wayward priest who leaves town to escape his personal demons. He finds himself at a boarding house run by the beautiful, yet troubled Jules. After witnessing a senseless act of violence, they fall deeper into the abyss, and together, they escape using drugs, and alcohol. The twist at the end is something that I hope shocks the reader. It's a psychological horror - one of my favourite genres to write.

Who was Luke in "Q.W.E.R.T.Y.: A Haunting" modeled after?

Luke came from my imagination. However, he's an author using a haunted Remington typewriter that makes everything he types come true, and as an author, it was a lot of fun to imagine the same. Q.W.E.R.T.Y. and its sequel "A Letter to Claudia" have a strong Twilight Zone feel to them.

How many of your family or friends have been the model for one of your characters?

I don't model my characters after real life people. The one exception is my very first novel, "My Love is Deep". I wrote that book after ending a long-term relationship and I had myself and my Ex in mind when I wrote it. However, the characters became something else. They became unique in their own way. In fact, that book spawned three more in my "Peter Travis Love Stories" series. The only thing true-to-life in the book is the tree in Niagara Falls I make reference to. My characters carve their initials in a tree after they get engaged - something my Ex did after he proposed.

Describe your journey as an author so far in five words. What are some of the most valuable lessons you've learnt along the way?

My journey as an author in five words: Exciting. Exhilarating, Exhausting. Surreal. Monumental. One of the lessons I learned pertains to being an Indie Author. As Indies, we do everything ourselves, just as an Indie Publisher would, or even a Traditional Publisher, and we have to ensure that our books are as professional as they can be. We're in charge of everything from the creative aspect to quality control and that's very important.

As a writer, do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

I write original content, and hopefully, the readers become enthralled. I am multi-genre, so I do have something for everyone: Romance, Horror, Time Travel, Thrillers, Literary Fiction, and I've even published three children's books that allow the child to draw the illustrations.

Is there anything new you are working on right now? What is it about?

My new work in progress is a romance about a starving artist - an author - who meets a man who promises to give her everything she needs: money, a place to live, time. There is one condition, the book she is writing has to be about them falling in love. I plan to publish it this year and its title is "The Neighbour".

How long have you been a member of AllAuthor? How would you describe the experience?

This is my third year with AllAuthor, I believe. The different available marketing tools are invaluable. I'm also thrilled with the new feature that sends email notifications to followers in regards to new releases. I would recommend AllAuthor to all my peers. Thank you very much for inviting me to this interview!

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