The Waterworld Mermaids are thrilled to have one of our own back in the lagoon today. Welcome, Avery Flynn!
Kerri:I think we have to start out with the REALLY big thing everyone is talking about…
We’ve noticed your hair has changed. Care to comment?
Avery: The color of my underwear?
Kerri: Oh this chat is gonna be good!
Avery: Oh my hair. Well yes, I gave up the blue wig. It’s itchy and I’m lazy.
Kerri: Okay, moving on… Congrats on Passion Creek, the 3rd book in the Layton Family Series!
Avery: Thank you! Sam’s story was a long time coming and then there’s Josie who I think I want to be when I grow up. Do you think I could pull off platinum? … Yeah, I don’t think so either.
Kerri: Josie is pretty bad ass! Where did you get the inspiration for her?
Avery: She was a total accident. I was writing a scene in Seduction Creek at a diner and blam! there was Josie in all of her glory getting ready to take Sam’s head off.
Kerri: I love the relationship between the two of them. Sam is so uptight!
Avery: Yes he is. Wound tight is the way my mom would describe him.
Kerri: So let me ask you about writing a series since so many writers attempt them. What would you say are the pros and cons of writing a series?
Avery: The pros are you know where you’re going and where you’re at in terms of story structure, location, tone, etc. The cons are the same thing.
Kerri: Ever regret starting a series?
Avery: Bwahahahahahaha Only at 2 a.m. when I’m staring at the never-ending middle stretch of a book and wondering why I don’t write stories about baby monkeys.
Really, I love Dry Creek, Nebraska and writing the Layton Family Series is like writing about family because I know them all so well now.
Kerri: Speaking of, I know there’s another sibling in that crazy family. Will he be getting his own story at some point?
Avery: Oh yes, Chris’ story is coming. I just have to find the right girl for him. But once I do, watch out because that boy is going to be trouble with a capital T. I love a hero with a little bit of a bad boy streak.
Kerri: Me too – yum yum yum! Time for randomness…
Kerri: Do you ever watch Inside the Actors Studio?
Avery: Only the sketches SNL has done of it.
Kerri: Which are amazing! Well, at the end of every episode James Lipton asks his guest 10 questions. I thought it would be fun to ask you. And maybe your hero/heroine, Sam and Josie, would like to play too.
Avery: Ohhh. Yes. They’re here and ready to play. I had to make Sam put his shirt back on. I do not want to know what they were doing.
Kerri: Yeah, zip it up, people! Okay, here we go. Avery, what is your favorite word?
Kerri: Sam, what is your least favorite word?
Sam: Nice. Pick on the guy for the least favorite. I’ll go with Snips.
Kerri: Ah, interesting choice. Okay, Sam, I’ll continue with you. What turns you on?
Kerri: Good man! Josie, what turns you on?
Josie: Edible paint on Sam’s abs.
Josie: What? Didn’t Avery warn you about me?
Kerri: Well, she may have… But isn’t Sam just a nerdy professor?
Josie: It’s always the quiet ones.
Kerri: True. True. So Josie, what turns you off?
Josie: Snow. Definitely snow.
Kerri: Hmm, interesting. Sam, what sound or noise do you love?
Sam: Josie’s laugh. It always puts me in a good mood.
Kerri: Laying it on a little thick there, Sam. Avery, what sound or noise do you hate?
Avery: The squeak of tennis shoes on a gym floor. Ack! That makes me insane!
Kerri: Next question is for all 3 of you. Favorite curse word?
Josie: Mother fucker
Kerri: Nice! Sam, what profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Sam: I’ve always wanted to fly so I’d go with pilot.
Kerri: Josie, what profession would you not like to do?
Josie: If I couldn’t paint? I’d like to open my own art gallery.
Kerri: Avery-doll, if heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Avery: There’s plenty of Oreos waiting inside for you.
Kerri: Double stuffed?
Avery: Oh hell yes.
Kerri: One last question for Avery: what’s your favorite scene in Passion Creek?
(Psst, mine is the very first sex scene!)
Avery: My favorite scene is when Josie gets uptight, reserved Sam so mad he follows her out into the hall to argue and locks himself out of his hotel room buck naked.
Kerri: That was awesomesauce! Well, thank you Avery Flynn, Sam Layton and Josie Winarsky for joining me on Facebook tonight!
Avery: Thank you for having us. Now I’m off to go find some Oreos and I don’t even want to think about where Sam and Josie ran off to in such a hurry.
To learn more about Avery Flynn and her three books in the Layton Family Series check out her website here. To order Passion Creek, see the links below.