Avalon authors are quite an international mob now. The majority are of course from the US but we have authors from Canada, the UK, Australia and Germany. There may even be more countries represented. I have invited the Avalon authors to drop in and tell us where they come from. Perhaps they could answer some questions for us. Do they set their stories in their own country? Is the language different writing for the US market? I write as Elisabeth Rose. I’m an Australian and I live in Canberra, the capital. Fortunately I’m far from the cyclone and flood ravaged north of the country but many writing and other friends live in those areas. All safe as far as I know.
I set all my stories in Australia, mainly in Sydney because I know that city quite well but Instant Family is set in Canberra and my next release The Wedding Party is set on the beautiful south coast. My editors are always asking me to clarify or explain some of my Aussie-isms.