About Sydney Avey 

img_0039My journey from daughter and granddaughter to mother, grandmother, and family matriarch has equipped me with an endless supply of stories. The best of what we inherit from our ancestors is the legacy we hope to leave. That is why we write; in journals and blogs, stories and poems, essays and novels.

My own story is not unique: a family secret about my heritage; curiosity about family legends; dismay over past events. We all question our heritage, reflect on the path our life has taken and wonder what, given the opportunity, we might change.

In my writing, I explore the tensions in family relationships, the interplay between generations, and the mystery of faith. I hope that some of my own aha moments will help you on your journey. Most of all, I hope you will enjoy getting to know my characters in their struggles and their joys.


Professional Bio:

Sydney Avey lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Yosemite, California, and the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a lifetime of experience writing news for non-profits and corporations. Her work has appeared in Epiphany, Foliate Oak, Forge, American Athenaeum, and Unstrung (published by Blue Guitar Magazine). She has studied at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Sydney blogs at sydneyavey.com on topics related to relationships, legacy, faith, and the literary life. She is the author of two novels, The Sheep Walker’s Daughter and The Lyre and the Lambs.


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