Patti Flinn is from central Ohio. She has published suspense, children’s and romance novels (under the pen name Ava Bleu). She recently published the award-winning novella Véronique’s Journey (2022) and Véronique’s Moon (2023), both set in 18th century France. A full-length 3-book series, The Last Favorite’s Page, inspired by historical figure Louis-Benoit Zamor, is forthcoming. Flinn was recently awarded a 2023 grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC).