Avery Aames is the pseudonym for Daryl Wood Gerber.
As Avery, she signed her first three-book publishing
contract with Berkley Prime Crime and is writing A Cheese
Shop Mystery series, the first of which, The Long
Quiche Goodbye, will appear July 2010. The series is
set in idyllic Holmes County, Ohio, and features Charlotte
Bessette, a feisty cheese shop owner with a colorful
Daryl has also had short stories published and she created
the format for the successful TV series Out of this World
that ran for four years in first-run syndication. Daryl
podcasts some of her suspense/thriller work on her website.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime, its internet group Guppies, Mystery
Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers Association.
Prior to writing, Daryl was an actress in Los Angeles. A
fun tidbit for mystery buffs: she co-starred on the popular
series, Murder, She Wrote and Matlock. Daryl graduated from
Stanford University. She enjoys golfing, swimming,
photography, gardening, gourmet cooking, and has been known
to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
She has been happily married for over twenty-five years and
has an adorable mutt named Max and a grown son who has flown
To Brie or Not To Brie, February 2013
Clobbered by Camembert, February 2012
Lost and Fondue, May 2011
The Long Quiche Goodbye, July 2010