Ava Dellaira




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I was born in Los Angeles. One of my first memories is of looking out the window of the Cadillac that my family drove across the desert when we moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is where I grew up, and where my sister and I spent countless summer afternoons making fairy potions, battling evil witches, and playing other imaginary games that probably contributed to my proclivity to make up stories.

My first memory of writing is as a 2nd grader. I had been assigned to write a poem about the things I liked and why. I started out pretty unassumingly: “I like rainbows because they are pretty. I like kittens because they are soft.” And then I wrote, “I like my Mom—” but I couldn’t come up with the end of the sentence. I remember it vividly b
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Ava Dellaira Yes! I am working on the screenplay for Love Letters right now, and soon after will go back to working on a second book. Thanks for asking!
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I'm very happy that the book has been optioned by Fox 2000 and Temple Hill (who also produced the Fault In Our Stars among lots of other…more
Hi Lena,
I'm very happy that the book has been optioned by Fox 2000 and Temple Hill (who also produced the Fault In Our Stars among lots of other great movies), and I have been working on the screenplay with the producers. There's no guarantee yet that the movie will get made, but there's certainly a chance! Fingers crossed! (less)
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“I think a lot of people want to be someone, but we are scared that if we try, we won't be as good as everyone imagines we could be.”
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“What I told you about saving people isn't true. You might think it is, because you might want someone else to save you, or you might want to save someone so badly. But no one else can save you, not really. Not from yourself. [...] You fall asleep in the foothills, and the wolf comes down from the mountains. And you hope someone will wake you up. Or chase it off. Or shoot it dead. But when you realize that the wolf is inside you, that's when you know. You can't run from it. And no one who loves you can kill the wolf, because it's part of you. They see your face on it. And they won't fire the shot.”
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Ava Dellaira Ava wrote: "Thank you so much for friending me! I absolutely loved Love Letters to the Dead. It is one of those few books that I truly feel like was written for me."

That's an amazing think to hear! So honored to know that it connected with you that way!


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Ava Budavari Thank you so much for friending me! I absolutely loved Love Letters to the Dead. It is one of those few books that I truly feel like was written for me.


Cynthia Hi! Thanks for accepting my fr. I really enjoyed reading Love Letters to the Dead cause I realized how much I could relate to Lauren which was sooo me. Cannot wait to read more of your books in the future! :)


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Julia Hi Ava! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I'm really picky in terms of YA contemporaries but I'm loving Love Letters To The Dead. Hopefully we'll see more of your work soon.

Love, Jules


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