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Valerie
is turning her attention to film


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INTERVIEW AT THE ZOO

Madame Ambassador
Under the Ambassador program, high achieving and proud Australians
are invited to local communities as
guest of honour at their celebrations.

Valerie was Australia Day Ambassador to
Armidale in 2011
Narrandera in 2012
Bathurst in 2013
West Wyalong and Ungarie in 2014

Established Writer in Residence
at the Katherine Susannah Pritchard Centre, 2012
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Hear Valerie talk about
Heart & Craft
on
THE BOOK SHOW
with Ramona Koval
and on
ABC CONVERSATIONS
with Rafael Epstein
and Danny Katz

READ a REVIEW
on the National Library website, Trove

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about this fabulous book

Romance is alive and well
Listen to Valerie on ABC Radio
discussing the "love-lorn bureaucrat"

 

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Valerie's agent
The Tate Gallery P/L
Australia

4 star review
from
Romantic Times
for
WITH A LITTLE HELP


Valerie is a contributor to
UNLOCK THE
WRITER WITHIN
a 'go-to' guide
to successful writing
published by the
Fellowship of Australian Writers, 2013

VALERIE PARV : FIRST AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR TO RECEIVE PIONEER OF ROMANCE AWARD

Recognising her contributions to the field of romance writing, the award was presented to Valerie by Romantic Times Book Reviews Magazine at their annual Booklovers’ Convention in Los Angeles in April 2011, where Valerie also presented a workshop. The award honours authors who are seen as groundbreakers in the development of the romance novel and credits Valerie with “forging the way for romance” throughout her career.

“Being an advocate for our genre is a challenge and a privilege,” Valerie says. “This award means a lot to me, showing I’ve achieved my aim of gaining acceptance and respect for romance novels as an important part of popular culture.”

Previous honourees include New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, Jennifer Blake, Ruth Glick writing as Rebecca York, Janelle Taylor, Bertrice Small, Catherine Coulter and Eileen Dreyer.

Valerie is not only a pioneer of the genre, but continues to write her best-selling books. Her latest novel, Birthright , a near-future romantic suspense, is available now from Corvallis Press USA.

Previously, members of Romance Writers of Australia voted her book, The Art of Romance Writing (Allen & Unwin) , now in its fourth edition, as the most useful writing guide.

Her books have sold over 29 million copies, and been translated into 26 languages.

Valerie presented a series of masterclasses for Writing Australia as part of a national tour in February-March 2013.

FEEDBACK FROM VALERIE'S “POWER EDITING” MASTERCLASS TOUR
for Writing Australia 2013

“I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed our weekend with you at the Canberra Writers Centre.

The information you share is invaluable to us and at some time in the future I hope that we can get together for that weekend of writing with you that we were discussing - we will be finding information for this to come to fruition. I must admit that I am extremely interested in e-publishing - I found what you had to say on this subject very interesting.

Thanks again for a wonderful day.”

"Thank you for everything you shared with us and taught us on Sunday in Adelaide at the Master Editing Workshop. I haven't had as productive a writing day as today for a long time. (And I haven't even used the stress ball yet!)"

“Thanks for a great workshop yesterday, it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot!”