My journey from daughter and granddaughter to mother, grandmother and finally family matriarch has equipped me with an endless supply of stories. The best of what we inherit from the people we came from is the legacy we hope to leave. That is why we write; in journals and blogs, stories and poems, essays and novels.
My own story is not unique; a family secret about my heritage; curiosity about family legends; dismay over past events. We all question our origins, reflect on the path our life has taken and wonder if given the opportunity, what we might change.
I explore the mysteries of faith, family relationships, and the interplay between the generations in my writing in the hope that some of my own aha moments will help you on your journey. Most of all, I hope you will enjoy getting to know my characters in their struggles and their joy.
Sydney Avey lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Yosemite, California, and the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a lifetime of experience writing news for non-profits and corporations. Her work has appeared in Epiphany, Foliate Oak, Forge, American Athenaeum, and Unstrung (published by Blue Guitar Magazine). She has studied at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
Sydney blogs at sydneyavey.com on topics related to relationships, legacy, faith, and the writing life. Her novel, The Sheep Walker’s Daughter, will be released from Hope Springs Books, Chalfont House in December 2013.