Averill Elisa Frankes
Community Organizer
​Facilitator and Educator
My name is Averill, and I write young adult novels on nights, weekends, and lunch hours. I like to write somewhere at the intersection between serious issues and swoony romance. I’ve never met a redemption arc I didn’t like (almost), and enemies-to-lovers is my jam.

I am the founder and organizer of the Ottawa Writer's Circle, one of the largest and most active Meetups in Ottawa. We regularly host social mixers, almost a dozen critique circles, and various workshops for writers. I also write about writing tips and do query and first page critiques on the blog.

I work as aviation analyst in Ottawa, ON. Besides writing, I spend my free time earning my B.Ed. in Adult Education, reading, swimming, and spending too much time on Twitter.

I’m a mental health supporter, Ravenpuff, Tom Hanks superfan, and enthusiastic hugger. I can quote the entirety of The Princess Bride and listen to too much 2000-era pop-punk to be considered cool.

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I provide freelance editing services for queries and submission packages, writing coaching, and workshops on various topics. My goal is to help writers get their best work out into the world. 

For more information, check out my  Services page. 
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