It's no secret in the mystery community that Avery Aames and Daryl Wood Gerber are the same person. I've "known" Avery for quite a while, first through the book blog, Mystery Lovers Kitchen, where she blogs with some of my other favorite authors who write food-related mysteries. We've caught up with each other at conferences, and she appeared for Authors @ The Teague. And, now she's about to have two food-related mystery series, one under each name.
To Brie or Not to Brie just came out this month, but in July, Avery launches her new series under the name Daryl Wood Gerber. The first in the new Cookbook Nook series is Final Sentence. Daryl will introduce Jenna Hart, an avid reader, foodie, and owner of a cookbook store. As Avery Aames, she won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel for The Long Quiche Goodbye. I wish her good luck as Daryl!
Both of these authors wrote a note in my gift book. Here's what it says.
You are an inspiration. Your love of books, your love of mystery, has infused me with a desire to read so many different authors and titles. I love your passion and wish you such a wonderful new chapter in your amazing story. May your life be filled with mystery, magic, and love.
All my best,
Avery who some like to call Daryl"
Thank you, Avery AND Daryl!
Avery Aames' website is www.averyaames.com
Daryl Wood Gerber's website is http://www.darylwoodgerber.com/homepage.html