About Me

Growing up in not-a-small-town-anymore Cambridge, Ontario, I’ve always been a writer. My very first completed story was five pages of Xena fan fiction, way before I knew what fan fiction was or the Internet existed to share it. (Small miracles, right?) I wrote all the time: everything from angsty teenage poetry to being the advice columnist and layout editor at our short-lived high school newspaper.

After finishing a business diploma specializing in aviation and taking every Creative Writing elective I could, I landed in Ottawa, Ontario. Now, I work as an aviation analyst by day and write young adult novels on nights, weekends and lunch hours.

I’m an avid reader, Ravenpuff, Tom Hanks superfan and enthusiastic hugger. I can quote the entirety of The Princess Bride.

I’m the leader of a large writer’s collective here in Ottawa, the Ottawa Writer’s Circle. Come check us out if you’re in Ottawa and are looking to do some writerly things!

Here’s how to get in touch:

Twitter: @averillelisa

Email: averillfrankes@gmail.com