Feb 25, 2021
We discuss Valerie's transition from a corporate writer to writing fiction after her retirement. She’s a fan of book clubs and built her author platform partly through becoming a regular book reviewer for the national marketing firm Book Trib. In addition to her fans in the US, she’s made recent inroads into the library market in such far-off places as Singapore and Australia.
Valerie grew up in CT, graduating with two degrees from Sacred Heart University. After her divorce, she spread her wings and relocated to Boston where she earned a graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College). Her thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer also took her to Seattle where she lived for a decade. After she retired, Valerie returned to her home state where she became a continuing contributor and book reviewer for BookTrib.com. She’s a member of Westport Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator.
What’s Not True, the sequel to her debut, will be published in August 2021.
To learn more about Valerie, click here.