A self-admitted book addict, Valerie was the kid with the flashlight under her pillow, reading in bed long after lights out. 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.
From freelance magazine articles to computer manuals, Valerie has always found a way to write. Her first book, Tilting Windmills, was a collection of poems. Her 2012 book, Saturday Salon: Bringing Community & Conversation Back Into Our Lives, evolved out of a unique salon she created and hosted for over 10 years. The book received many raving reviews including the Midwest Book Review.
SHATTERED Logan Book One, the first in her great, new mystery series, just came out, and immediately shot to number 1 position in its category on amazon. And while it’s still climbing the charts, she’s already busy working on Book Two, with the support, distraction and love of her husband and ever-expanding family of six, plus spouses, children, dogs and a lovely lemon tree on the patio.