About the Author
The stories for Touch Of Phenomenon were written over many years, although most of them were produced over a six month period. The Little Green Pony, for instance, was written some 55 years ago when the author was just a teenager, and although she has read and reread it many time, it has never been changed. The Waiting was a short story assignment while taking a two-day writing seminar with William Kennedy back in the 70s. That story, too, has not been altered. The rest started with an idea of a subject, and then took on a life of their own, and Avis says she could hardly wait to see what happened next! Each one seems to have a unique twist on an old genre. The table of contents gives a brief synopsis of each story. Printer Magic, by the way, was awarded Honorable Mention in a Writer's Digest contest two years ago, competing with over 2000 short stories. The author did most of the writing and ad designs for the commemorative issue of Black American Veterans magazine published by Elramco Publishing in the 90's. Her name appears in the credits for Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation, a 300 page book for the US Government that Elramco did for the Defense Department. She is now 73, and wants to share her stories and talent with more than just family and friends. Enjoy the adventure!