Along with her husband and shih/tzu mix, Teddy, she spends her summers in NNY and winters in Arizona. Val enjoys walking, bicycle riding, and visiting with her children and grandchildren.
What inspires you to write?
I feel inspired to write about what I learn and intuit about topics and causes I care about. These areas of interest mainly include holistic health, personal evolution, and animal welfare. I feel inspired to write about what I learn
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I've enjoyed a multitude of fiction and nonfiction authors so it's hard to pick just a few. I've read several books by Neal Donald Walsh and Henry David Thoreau.
Tell us about your writing process.
As a nonfiction writer, I usually write by topic using the knowledge I've acquired over the years and in-depth research. Once I've gathered information, I break it into subtopics for chapters or subheadings within chapters.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read a lot of books and articles. Write about what you care about to sustain you over the long-haul of writing a book.
When you edit, read your writing out loud to really hear what your writing sounds like.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish my books because I want to control how my books are sold and what they look like. For my most recent book, One Creation Under God, I hired an interior formatter and a cover designer to give the book a more polished look inside and out.
I think self-publishing is a viable option for new authors.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think we'll continue to see traditional, self, and hybrid publishing options of ebooks and printed books.
What genres do you write?: nonfiction, self-help, ethics, human-animal relationshipsanimal rights, animal welfare, holistic health, spirituality, transformation
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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