Avery Teoda

Avery Teoda (formerly Vivien Weaver) is a Seattle author who writes about rednecks and magic because he has an affection for both. He was born on the West Coast and raised in Arkansas before bouncing all over the country, eventually landing in the Pacific Northwest. In his travels he realized he had to give a twisted homage to the place where he spent his formative years, the Ozarks. He writes because he has things to say and because he believes fiction can be transformative.

Any resemblance to persons living or dead is on purpose, but don’t worry, it probably isn’t you.

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Avery Teoda creates a world that blends the voice of a redneck haint tale with an unerring modern sensibility and sensitivity.

The Wicked Instead
A Twisted Tree Novel

By Avery Teoda

Cary and Lindsay Delaney have always known they were special. Warriors for God, their father said, meant to bring about the Rapture, and every moment in their family’s isolated Ozarks compound was spent preparing for that day. Cary’s paraplegic injury put an end to that dream, however, and the brothers, now estranged from the father who once exalted them, find a different kind of magic in the streets of Springfield, Missouri.

Dubiously blessed with the title prince and heirs to powerful táltos magic, the brothers find themselves embroiled in a struggle for the health of the World Tree, the structure that supports not only their world, but every world. The Tree is rotting, and it’s only a matter of time before the corruption reaches its heart. Can Cary and Lindsay make their own way and heal the Tree, despite those who would use them for their often shadowy ends?

A coming of age urban fantasy with a twist, The Wicked Instead combines the voice of a redneck haint tale with an unerring modern sensibility and sensitivity. As much about struggling to survive and the bonds forged between unlikely friends as it is about fantasy, The Wicked Instead will change the way you think about the genre.

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The Lost are Like This
A Twisted Tree Novel

By Avery Teoda

Sequel to The Wicked Instead.

Cary and Lindsay have discovered a world of magic. Now they have to deal with it.

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