When did you start writing?
I started writing rather late in life after more or less being retired with a lot of spare time on my hands. I’d toyed with the idea off-and-on for several years and finally decided to sit down and write a book. That start ended after I wrote five novels over a continuous, two year period. The story lines kept popping into my head until I couldn’t come up with any more. It was most definitely a manic phase in my life...
Dick Avery is a Northern Illinois University grad with a BA in English. He got started in the investigative and security biz at a young age as a private investigator in Chicago and later moved up the career ladder and retired as the Director of Investigations for the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service. His many foreign assignments around the globe provide much of the material for his books.