Nanette L. Avery Nashville author who transcends many genres

​​They weren’t always friends, not until they found out they had something in common. And then they started to wonder; how many others were like them; others with the same secret. That’s how it started, with a secret, and then it grew into The Colony

​​​​​​​​​​Nanette L. Avery transports readers back to pre-internet America, to a plain town where time marches on but fate cannot be escaped.​


Nanette L. Avery  lives outside Nashville in the beautiful state of Tennessee.  Novelist and short story writer, best known for her historical fiction, Orphan in America. Her nickname Nan is a palindrome and a favorite pastime is watching international films with a glass of red wine. #amwriting

" …a wise and penetrating novel about intertwining lives in a small town.” Blueink Review "​

"... With more than a passing nod to Psycho and Norman Bates, I found The Colony to be a fascinating and at times mesmerizing read..." 5 stars Readers Favorite


​​​A comp​elling fiction that reveals a dark and unfamiliar episode of America's past, the Orphan Train. 

​"Impressive attention is given to period details... Out of the Rabbit Hutch is a postwar historical novel that features haunting depictions of lives altered by violence." Foreword-Clarion Reviews


​​​​"A beautifully written, effortlessly measured historical fiction."  Kirkus ​Reviews 

“…this engrossing tale delivers plenty of 19th-century cultural details and a satisfying surprise ending.” Kirkus Reviews