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Extract from Strip Teaser by Ava Manello

She gives me a look of warning as I leave the stage and head in her direction. Unlike the rest of the women on the front row, Sally’s the only one not trying to attract my attention and screaming at me to pick them. The look changes to one of resigned acceptance as I take her hand and she reluctantly follows me back to the stage. … Continue readingExtract from Strip Teaser by Ava Manello

Extract from Cam (Wounded Heroes #1) by Ava Manello

The room is dimly lit, and I’m almost choking on the smoke from Jerry’s fat cigar. It looks like it’s more for show as I rarely see him inhaling. The lack of light serves to make the room look better than it is. Shabby chic is an improvement on what I see when I look too closely into the shadows. Jerry may think he’s the big man, but I see through the façade. He’s a wannabe, a guy who thinks he’s a player, surrounding himself with some tattooed muscle to make him look important. If it wasn’t for his family connections he’d be a nobody, but his uncle runs the local area and puts up with him for his mother’s sake. … Continue readingExtract from Cam (Wounded Heroes #1) by Ava Manello

July #AuthorLife News

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.7″ src=”http://avamanello.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/uk-indie-lit-ava-manello.jpg” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.7″] I’m delighted to have received a last minute invitation to the UK Indie Lit Fest taking place in Bradford at the endContinue readingJuly #AuthorLife News

#AuthorLife Begins

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.7″ src=”http://avamanello.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/heather-schwartz-493955-unsplash.jpg” /][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.7″] Photo by Heather Schwartz on Unsplash [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.7″ text_orientation=”justified”] And so it begins… For the last three years, I’ve worked full time. Prior to that,Continue reading#AuthorLife Begins