The Great Scarab Scam, my Egyptian mystery for young readers aged 8-12, began life as a homework assignment back when I was in the seventh-grade (!). Just like my heroine, Lydia Hartley, I had always wanted to travel to Egypt. Unlike me, though, once Lydia arrives in Cairo she is plunged into solving a mystery beyond her wildest dreams. (I simply got very sick.)
Midwest Book Review writes about The Great Scarab Scam: "A charming read for pre-teens. Highly recommended."
Do you believe in fairy tales? Overtaken is my Gothic novel set in Greece, London, and the unexplored spaces of the imagination. A story about art, alchemy, and the power of memory, Overtaken is my first foray into the realm of magical realism. And I loved writing it!
In her 5-star Amazon.com review, blogger and author Sherry Ellis says Overtaken is "a dark, intriguing fairy tale. A real page-turner!" MBR Bookreach calls Overtaken "a thoughtful and psychological novel." And author C. Lee McKenzie writes: "Brilliant prose. Brilliant twists and turns. One of the best books I've read in a while."
Valerie Storey, Author - Artist
Don't Forget the Popcorn!
How to get started, and how to get published. I wrote The Essential Guide to go with my series of workshops--just for you! Whether you're a new writer, or a multi-published author needing some reminders and checklists to help with your daily page quota, The Essential Guide is a book we all can refer to again and again.