Sydney Avey

Dynamic Woman — Changing Times

img_0039The best our ancestors bequeathed us in terms of experience contributes to the legacy we hope to leave. Their trials, errors, triumphs, and tragedies become our family legends. In turn, we reflect on the paths our lives have taken and wonder what, given the opportunity, we might change. I write stories about the small graces that foster hope and give us the courage to step over uncertainty and continue the journey.

Currently, I am compiling a novella and short stories that feature young adults daring to step into unfamiliar territory—a new town, a new job, or a new relationship. Wit, humor, and love provide a salve for the insecurity and loneliness each character feels. I am also working on my fourth novel that explores a young man’s life journey from rural poverty to national acclaim.

After a career in high tech marketing communications, I dusted off my English degree from U.C. Berkeley, attended writing conferences and seminars, and fashioned a new creative writing life. I am the author of three historical fiction novels that explore the passions that drive women to live unconventional lives.

My husband and I are blessed to divide our time between the Sierra foothills near Yosemite, CA and the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. When not writing, I enjoy reading, choral singing, and theater performances.

Professional Bio

Sydney Avey is the author of three historical fiction novels, The Sheep Walker’s Daughter, The Lyre and the Lambs, and The Trials of Nellie Belle. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Forge Journal and Out of the Fire (Manzanita Press) and her short stories in magazines such as Blue Guitar, TWJ and Foliate Oak.

Sydney worked in high tech marcom before beginning her creative writing life. Her first novel has been republished with generous funds from the Basque government and her third novel debuts February 6, 2018. She lives with her husband and a cat named Clyde in the Sierra foothills near Yosemite, CA and the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.

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