USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles joined the ranks of beloved storytellers after receiving Nora Roberts’ blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts’ name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, which kicked off her contemporary family series, Dare Valley. A mere six months after her debut in 2013, she’d hit the USA Today Bestseller list and released five books. So far, over a million readers have discovered Ava’s stories, which have reached the #1 spot at Barnes & Noble and ranked in Amazon and iBooks’ Top 10. Both NORA ROBERTS LAND and COUNTRY HEAVEN have been chosen as Best Books of the Year and other titles have been selected as Audible Editor’s Picks. Southwest Airlines recently chose NORA ROBERTS LAND to feature in their inflight entertainment with other select titles while USA Today listed THE BRIDGE TO A BETTER LIFE as a must-read for 2015. Ava’s books are currently being translated in seven languages with more on the horizon.
Ava’s stories have been likened to those of Nicholas Sparks–a fellow University of Notre Dame graduate–with powerful messages of healing, mystery, and magic. While fiction is her primary love, she’s also released a companion cookbook (she’s a former chef), a children’s book, and a nonfiction memoir about happiness, something she writes about on The Happiness Corner blog on her website. Ava has also released a connected series called Dare River about the power of love and family. THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN, one of the books in the series, topped the USA Today Bestseller list and has been widely acclaimed.
Ava is a big believer in giving back. After the attacks in Paris–a city she’d only just returned from for research–Ava assembled a group of authors with books set in Paris in a fundraiser for the French Red Cross to support the victims of the attacks. Since she’d worked as a long-time conflict expert rebuilding warzones before publishing her first novel, this project was near and dear to her heart and melded her former career with her current platform as an author.
Life after her humanitarian work couldn’t be better, if you ask Ava. Millions of readers love her stories. The foreign rights of her novels are represented by the esteemed Axelrod Agency, and her film agent is Hollywood titan, Joel Gotler. Ava now lives in a charming small town in New York and considers herself incredibly blessed.
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