Kevin Avery

Kevin Avery has written two books on the rock critic Paul Nelson. He also owns a media relations firm in New York City. A writer's writer.

"At Paul’s spartan apartment, where the myriad of books and LPs created an orbit around the bed, TV, stereo, and the IBM Selectric typewriter situated on a board suspended between two sawhorse legs, Murphy noticed footprints low on the wall where Paul planted his feet and did one hundred sit-ups every day. Paul pulled open a drawer and took out two handguns, a .357 Magnum and a snub-nosed .38. Paul said he wanted to write a detective novel and, if he were going to write about guns, he needed to know how they felt in his hand."

— Everything Is An Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson