Valerie has written seven books and travelled to more countries than she can remember.
Originally from London UK she came to Sydney as a children’s nanny and began a varied variety of careers. Included in these, a stint in the Australian Wool Industry, successful establishment of a fudge making business in Melbourne Victoria. Retirement, briefly followed and on returning to Sydney, Valerie began the real love of her life, creative writing.
Award 2018 Di Yerbury residency in Devon U.K. 3 months. Soc. Women Writer’s NSW Inc.
Past President of The Society of Women Writers NSW.
Past President of FAW Manly & Peninsula Regional.
Judge Poetry Section of Rolf Bouldrewood Literary Competitions 2010, 2012, 2015.
Numerous competition awards and inclusions in anthologies for the past 16 years.
4 years of travel articles. Here and There for magazine Free Expression.
As a trained and competent actor, she is able to give lectures and presentations in order to sell her books. She visits Libraries, Probus Clubs, Retirement Villages, Churches WEA Sydney, View Clubs. Her ability to use Auslan Sign Language is a definite advantage.
Diploma of Professional Children’s Writing Aust. College of Journalism
Diploma of Drama of Screen Writing. Australian Film & TV School
Certificate of The Story Series. Academy of Interactive Entertainment Sydney
Certificate of Creative Script Writing. WEA Sydney.