Avery Blackwood – Fiction mystery writing by a mysterious fictional character.

falsely accused

featherpenWow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted!  Real life took a turn that put my novel writing on hold for a while, but I’m happy to say that I’m back to it and working on writing Falsely Accused, the first in a series of cozy mystery novels by me – Avery Blackwood.

Have you LIKED my Facebook page yet?  Be sure to!  I’ll be posting short updates there to keep you in tune with what’s going on with me. I’ve also set up an Avery Blackwood products page on Zazzle where you can purchase Avery Blackwood fan items such as mugs, t-shirts, mousepads, and tons more!  As of this writing, it’s new so there’s nothing there yet, but I’ll be posting updates as fan items are available.

I confess that I’m rather enjoying writing the first cozy mystery novel and I am sure you’ll absolutely love reading it!  It’s mystery, romance, intrigue, and more – all designed to keep the reader entertained and wanting to know what happens next.

Avery Blackwood – Fiction mystery writing by a mysterious fictional character.



Avery Blackwood- TheftAvery Blackwood (yes, that’s me) has been hired as a wedding planner by a rather wealthy woman to plan her wedding (what else would a wedding planner do, after all?)

While in a meeting with this woman to get the ball rolling on the wedding planning, she confides in me that she believes her best friend, who she wants to be her maid of honor, is secretly in love with her fiancé.

Here’s the kicker:  My new client says she confronted her best friend and asked her point blank if she was on love with her fiancé.  The best friend swears she’s not, that she’s innocent. But don’t they all say that?

But I have a wedding to plan. After all, she’s hired me to do just that – plan a beautiful wedding.  Well, okay… so maybe her fiancé is having an affair, or maybe her best friend is just in love with a man that’s unavailable.  I’m just here to plan the wedding, not to get involved with the personal stuff.  Of course, if it turns out the best friend and fiancé are involved, then I can very well lose this client and a lot of money!

Yeah, that can get confusing – the line between getting too involved with your client’s personal life and doing the job you’re hired to do.  It happens sometimes.  Especially when a lot of money is involved. Some want to be your friend.  Something about planning their weddings…

So, I’m taking a break from taking a lot (and I mean a lot) of notes for this wedding. A wedding of this size will have a lot of activity going on, and a lot of planning will have to go into it to make it the perfect wedding.  I just popped open a can of Pepsi Next while I kick back for a few moments – thinking about what a lovely wedding party this is sure to be.

Oh, don’t get me wrong.  I love weddings and I love wedding parties, but I’m more into a party at the beach, with my shoes kicked off – not so much these social events that are usually attended by those who have at least a ten car garage and a mansion (oops, home) with as many bedrooms, or more!

I’m going to jot down a few more notes, then talk to my client again tonight to let her know what I came up with and see what she thinks about the wedding ideas.    Details… it’s all in the details.

I confess that I’m really curious if the best friend of my client is carrying on with the fiancé, even though the best friend claims to be totally innocent.  I’ve taken on quite a few interesting clients as a wedding planner, but this one’s got me baffled – why would the bride-to-be still want her best friend to be her maid of honor if she suspects something going on, and why is she still her best friend?

Hmmm… well, I don’t know but if the client confides in me again, I just might find out.  I certainly can’t ask – that would be just crass and totally unprofessional of me.  But if she offers the information, well hey that’s okay…