I live in Washington State on a small farm, where I love to garden and write.  I teach English at Green River College, love to travel, present at writing conferences, and keep up with author friends!


Latest News

Christmas Wish Knotts release day December 5, 2022!

Amazon presale

The Disappearing Names, by Me! Avis M. Adams

I just submitted my final galley approval for The Disappearing Names, my next YA time travel fantasy that takes Sam and Nicole from the Seattle Underground to the Portland Shanghai tunnels in 1901!

release date coming soon for 2023!

The Incident is a Recommended Read!

Thank you so much, Wendy Kendall, for the wonderful review of The Incident. This review really captures the essence of the book. 🙂

Recommended Reads, by Wendy Kendall

The NEST Award!

Apparently when you’re a finalist with NEST, you get a cool badge! Thanks to the contest readers who thought The Incident worthy of such an honor. 🙂

The Incident Wins!

The Incident has taken 3rd place in the YA category of the National Excellence in Story Telling contest! Yay! And thank you so much!

Not all of the winners have been notified, so the link to the Nest Contest Winners in 2022 will be coming soon!

Deep POV Presentation!

Anyone interested in the notes please email me: avisadams53@gmail.com

Chanticleer Int’l Book Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all the winners at last night’s ceremony! We had two winners at our table!

Winners Deborah Swanson and Kathleen Lockyer! WithLauren Strach and Avis. 🙂
Kiffer Brown and Avis Adams Presenting 1st place to …


I had the privilege of spending my weekend with these lovely people! What an amazing time!

The Christmas Wish Knotts

The Christmas Wish Knotts has a release date! December 5, 2022! It’s Christmas in June! LOL!

The Best Books with Strong Female (and one young boy) Protagonists in YA Dystopian novels.

I got to share my five best . . . !!


The Disappearing Names

TWRP just offered a contract for my newest YA novel The Disappearing Names! I just signed and sent it in! A time-travel/fantasy/mystery novel, The Disappearing Names follows Sam on here journey from the present in the underground Seattle to 1901 in the Shanghai Tunnels in Portland, Oregon. Stay tuned for more updates as they happen! This is book one in the Lavender and Time series. 🙂 Yahoo!

CAC 2022

Yeah! Here is a link to the CAC 2022 conference where I will present “5 Things You Need to Know about Deep POV!” Can’t wait!

InD’tale Elite Reviews

The Incident won a spot in their April 2022 Elite Reviews video along with a host of other amazing books! Check it out here!

The Incident — 5 star review!

What an honor for The Incident! Thanks Chanticleer Reviews!

What a Blast!

Release days are really fun! Who knew?

January 5, 2022 was my first one, and now I’m ready for the next time around! I’ve made so many friends at The Wild Rose Press, and I’ve gotten so much support during this process!

Check out this poster made by the talented Amy L. Bernstein, Author of The Potrero Complex! Thanks, Amy!

Release date! January 5, 2022. 🙂

Emma and Josh learn to survive in a world destroyed by storms, where it takes more than luck to survive.

I’m a happy member of PNWA, an organization that supports writers as they pursue their publishing goals. I was a finalist in the PNWA literary contest twice! Once in the picture book and young adult categories. My first YA novel, The Incident will be released on January 5, 2022.


Poems filled with imagery, hope. Poems about survival

I am an award winning poet with many poems published in such literary journals and online zines as Poetry Motel, Anderbo, and Perigee

Quilcene, my first book of poems, was published by Finishing Line Press.

Works in Progress

Underground–A journey through time where Sam learns the terrifying truth about her family and her place within it.

Making of a Warrior–A journey from slavery to warrior for a young Viking who needs to prove to his father that he is as capable of leading men as his dead brother was.

A series of Viking age stories that show young men and women as they learn how to survive in the world of warriors.

Miscellaneous Stuff

I review books for Chanticleer Book Reviews in Bellingham, Washington, and I love to travel. I have visited eleven countries but only one planet.  In Norway, Sweden, and Denmark I explored heritage and truly loved the fjords! They were breathtaking and steep mountains rising from the waters edge will definitely make it into my Viking novels.

My Peers’ Pages

I love these writers! They are all members of my critique group The Flamingo Writers!

Carl W. Lee writes paranormal fiction and is working on Selfies for an editor at a publishing company. He can be found in Illinois, but also at: http://carlwlee.com

C.H. Brown writes fantasy novels, flash fiction, award winning short stories. She can be found at https://www.chbrownauthor.com/

Wendy Kendall writes cozy mysteries and romances and has several title out. Look for them at her website: https://sites.google.com/site/wendywriteshere/

Jacquline Kang writes women’s fiction, and her webpage is a work in progress, but her novel The Club can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51772978-the-club

Melanie McDonald writes suspense/thrillers, and her books feature strong female protagonists who find their way into trouble but manage to save themselves and help solve the crime. Her website is a work in progress. 🙂

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Email me any questions or comments on my work, my page, or whatever at: avisadams53@gmail.com