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Meet Val

Meet Val 2019-12-02T14:53:43+00:00

Hi,

I was three years old when I learned to read and I’ve been reading ever since. Writing took slightly longer. As a young kid I wrote long, rambling stories, but I stopped abruptly around the age of ten. By then I was old enough to realise my writing wasn’t at the same standard as the authors I loved. My ten-year-old brain decided that if I couldn’t write perfectly, I wouldn’t write at all.

It was always my intention to return to writing but, somehow, life got in the way. Then the Irish economy crashed and, shortly afterwards, I was made redundant. I should have been terrified to be out of work at a time of huge unemployment but I realised this was my chance to do something different. I grabbed the opportunity to develop my writing skills and GIRL TARGETED was the eventual result. My second book, ONLY LIES REMAIN, is now available for pre-order and will be published in February 2020.

Aoife Walsh is the heroine of both books. Aoife lives in Ireland, where I have lived all my life. She also has a similar work history. In GIRL TARGETED she works in a HR office and in ONLY LIES REMAIN she’s a secretary. I wish I could have brought first-hand knowledge to Aoife’s crime investigations. However, I did the next best thing. I contacted a friend who works for the Irish police force. He provided me with great advice and told me how the police would react in different circumstances.

I really loved writing GIRL TARGETED and ONLY LIES REMAIN. I hope you enjoy reading them. I’m always thrilled to hear from readers so please click on the ‘contact me’ button if you would like to get in touch.

Val