In honor of the upcoming release of Bombshell, Ava’s first leading role in one of my novels, I’m going to take us down memory lane, week by week. This week’s stop? An interview with Ava after her splashy appearance in Earth to Emily.


Before we reminisce, though, let me plug you in to the HUGE giveaway I’m doing for Ava. (Insert drumroll here) If you’ve already entered, skip down to the main post, HERE.

Remember that time when I gave away Michele’s Itzpapalotl butterfly charms for the release of Fighting for Anna and Emily’s fox totem charms for the release of Hell to Pay? It was SO much fun.

Well, I have FIVE of Ava’s little beauties pictured below (charm/small pendant size) by Jewelweed Sprouts to giveaway for the release of Bombshell.

Anita (the designer who makes them) calls these “triskele.” In Celtic tradition, this is called a triskelion. It has been said to represent many things, including:

Spirit, Mind, Body

Past, Present, Future

Power, Intellect, Love

Creation, Preservation, Destruction

It is a symbol of energy in motion, and tells a story of change.

It is the symbol of a living, breathing goddess seeking balance in all things, in my book, and that is Ava. I wear a triskelion pendant myself.

Enter through the Rafflecopter below. Winners will be announced the week after Bombshell is released.

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At Home With Ava

Continuing our conversation with Ava, this week about what’s up at her house.

Pamela: So where do you call home these days, Ava?

Ava: A duplex belong to my parents.

With my daughter Ginger.

Pamela: How is old is Ginger now?

Ava: She make one year soon. And she already walking.

Pamela: Does she sing?

Ava: She try. No clear words yet.

Pamela: Can we see some pictures?

Ava: I keep Lily private. But I show you some of the house.

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Pamela: Is it on the beach?

Ava: Looking over the water, from a hillside. Irie.

Pamela: Love it! Is Ginger eating solid foods?

Ava: She is. She love fish and fungi. Especially fungi.

Pamela: Fish and what?

Ava: Fungi. Say it like foon-ji.

Pamela: Foon-ji. What is it?

Ava: Fish, vegetables, cornmeal. If you grow up in the Virgin Islands, it like the national dish.

Pamela: Can we put that recipe below?

Ava: Yah mon.

Pamela: Any other favorite recipes to share? Rashidi says you make a mean rum Painkiller.

Ava: For true. They sneak up on you. Sure, I give you that one, too.

Pamela: Last thing. Every time we have a literary guest, we ask them to pick a book club question from the website for everyone to answer, and then we give your answer (and mine) the following week. Have you picked a question?

Ava: Yah, this one from Earth to Emily, even though I in the Katie books, too. “How did you feel about the re-entrance of Ava into Emily’s life?” And I know what the answer should be. (Harrumphs)

Pamela (laughing): I’ll have fun with this one. Thanks for coming Ava. Tell Rashidi hi for us.

Ava: That Rash a lady killer. No need making it worse. Thanks for having me.

Virgin Islands Fish and Fungi

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Ava’s Painkillers

Mix 2 parts orange juice, 2 parts pineapple juice, 1 part Coco Lopez, and 1 part rum in a blender. Serve over ice sprinkled with nutmeg. Drink at your own risk. You welcome.


Tune in next week for what’s cooking at Ava’s place. Meanwhile, if you have entertainment tips for Ava or a suggestion on the actor to play her in a movie, comment below.

Catch up on your What Doesn’t Kill You reading before Bombshell drops, HERE!

Read a sneak peek of Bombshell HERE.

Pre-order Bombshell HERE.

Enter contest, above through Rafflecopter.

Before you go, please vote for my WDKY mystery Fighting for Anna in the Silver Falchion Readers Choice Award, please, HERE? (Easy, no registration required, you can vote once every 24 hours)

And have a great week!

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7 Responses to At Home with Ava.

  1. I miss Ava! I hope to read about her antics again some day!

  2. Pamela says:

    Ava soon come, Patricia 😉

  3. Eric Hutchins says:

    Love it,
    Love the Pictures
    Love the recipes
    That was a lot of fun

  4. Kate says:

    Hmmm. I was not a fan of her appearance in Texas. It felt a little forced and out of left field.

    BUT! I am anxiously awaiting Emily 3. This is my favorite Hutchins series. Keep them coming!

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