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Authors: Ava Miles

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About the Author

Ava Miles’ first novel,
NORA ROBERTS LAND
, kicked off
The Dare Valley Series
and brought praise from reviewers and readers alike. Much to Ava’s delight,
USA Today’s Happily Ever After
blog praises the book saying it “combines small–town romance with big–world issues in a full–bodied romance” and noting its “great hero…wonderful, idyllic setting… [and] great characters” while
Joyfully Reviewed
calls it “warm, funny and totally entertaining” and
Romance Reviews Today
highlights the “chemistry between Meredith and Tanner, and… [the] dangerous, exciting plot line woven throughout.”

Now, Ava reaches out to readers once more, bringing them her new novel,
FRENCH ROAST
, and taking them back to the small, Colorado town of Dare Valley and the residents who make it memorable, including the Hale family who, like Ava and
NORA ROBERTS LAND
heroine Meredith Hale, are descended from a long line of journalists.

Ava’s great–great–grandfather won his first newspaper in a poker game in 1892 and her family has had something to do with telling stories, whether to share news or, in her case, fiction, ever since. In fact her clan is still reporting on local events more than one hundred years later at their family newspaper.

Since childhood, Ava has been scribbling down ideas and writing. Despite having hundreds of pages under her belt, she says it wasn’t until her characters “wouldn’t stop talking” that she knew she had the perfect characters and a story arc she simply had to share, and thus, went on to complete the first of several novels she had begun. Having done so, she went on to write more
Dare Valley
novels and is currently at work on a novella and plotting her next series.

Having worked as an apprentice chef in a restaurant popular with celebrities, politicos, and other journalistic luminaries, and as a private chef while in graduate school, Ava had no lack of inspiration as she dealt with the foodie aspects tied to
FRENCH ROAST
and the restaurant central to her plot.

Born and raised in the Midwest, where her family’s newspaper is located, Ava went on to earn an undergraduate degree in writing and advanced degrees in political science and conflict management. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and Washington Romance Writers. She is also part of an unofficial group that regularly convenes a writing retreat at Nora Roberts’ restored Inn Boonsboro in western Maryland. Having left behind the “day job,” which took her, literally, all over the world, she is now writes full–time in the peace and quiet of her northern Virginia porch–swinging–friendly community.

If you'd like more information about Ava Miles and her upcoming books, visit
http://www.avamiles.com/
and connect to Ava on
Facebook
,
Twitter
and
Pinterest
, and join her at
Nora Roberts Land

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Copyright July, 2013, Ava Miles. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means—graphic, electronic or mechanical—without permission in writing from the author, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review.

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