Growing up under the hot Kansas sun, I spent many hours under the apricot tree with my nose stuck in a book or writing in my sccruffy notebooks, carefully composing sterotypically bad teenage poetry with a number two pencil.EExploring writing as an adult, I found my voice blogging about my observations and musings surrounding life under the pen name, Avie Layne.Creative Writing classes at college opened my eyes to the idea of short stories for young adults and ignited new writing passion--many based on the stories of my parent’s poor childhood growing up in the Ozarks of Arkansas in the late 40s early 50s, while others have been based on my own crazy life.

A Little Bit About Me

The real woman behind the name: Deanna Keller.

I work full time and I attend school full time, as I work towards a bachelor in English at the College of St. Scholastica. I have fun serving as an alumni advisor for Alpha Upsilon Gamma the Lake Superior Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa andoffering community writing workshops. I’ve recently been punlished by Feminine Collective.

My long range education goal is to complete my bachelors degree in English. Then onward toward a master’s in English and possibly an MFA in Creative Writing. I plan to also obtain a TESLO Certification to teach English as a second language. Someday teaching from a little hobby farm while gardening, raising chickens and goats, and cooking with our own organic food for 6-months of the year. The other six? Teaching English as a secondlanguage to students in Thailand and Vietnam, while taking photographs and exploring Asian Cusine with the love of my life.

I live at what we affectionatly call“ The Lake House”with Shawn doing archery, kayaking, cooking, watching movies, and homework of course.

Nature, relationships, family, friends......Life and the living of it inspires what I write.....Blog

Comments? Please feel free to email me at: avielayne@gmail.com

Avie Layne 2012