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Hello! You’ll find posts here for readers, writers, and anyone interested in life. Check out the categories to the right for your favorite topics, or just start browsing. Sometimes I throw in a recipe or a poem, share my writer’s life, or tell you how I came up with one of your favorite characters.  I’ll announce contests and share pics from events. Sometimes I delve into how to handle tough political, social or religious topics in your own books if you’re a writer, or share what I learn about the ever-evolving world of publishing. Whatever the topic, I promise to do my best not to waste your time. There’s enough clutter online without my adding to it.

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Jagged Dawn: Logan’s Beginning

Jagged Dawn: Logan’s Beginning

EXCITED TO SHARE my newest short story, JAGGED DAWN: LOGAN'S BEGINNING with you. I knew the story of the car accident and the events leading up to Logan starting a whole new life, but my readers didn't, so Voila! For the next month Jagged Dawn is FREE as part of...

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Use What You Know

Use What You Know

ALMOST AS MUCH AS I LOVE WRITING, I love research. Every time I sit down to write a new Logan McKenna novel—actually, long before that, when the story first starts stirring—obscure bits of knowledge or experiences pop into my head that spark story elements, plot...

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Happy Easter/Passover/Whatever…!

Happy Easter/Passover/Whatever…!

EVERY SPRING THE EARTH RENEWS HERSELF and we humans celebrate in many ways. Whether you'll be dancing around the May pole, enjoying Easter Sunday dinner or sharing Passover with relatives and friends, I hope Spring 2019 brings you an opportunity to refresh and renew....

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Little Whale Cove Artisan Showcase

Little Whale Cove Artisan Showcase

COME JOIN THE FUN! If you're going to be in town Saturday, November 10th, be sure and stop by. I'll have autographed copies of my new book, VANISHING DAY: Logan Book 4, which won't officially be released until November 20th! Grab one for yourself for a little holiday...

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About Valerie

A self-admitted book addict, Valerie was the kid with the flashlight under her pillow. A life of travel with exposure to many different cultures led to a pervasive interest in people, with degrees & teaching credentials in Cultural Anthropology & English.

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