Valerie Gaumont is an evil genius whose mission is to take over the world. Her latest efforts were thwarted when her flying monkey army discovered beer. Currently they are in Rehab because no one likes a drunk flying monkey. (Thank you for your cards and letters of support.) When she is taking a break from villainy she can often be found with a pen in her hand.
Yes, sometimes she is doodling, other times writing fiction and discovering new and interesting ways to combine reality with the outré. She has had short stories in the Violet Ampersand Anthology, Poetry, Prose and Other Voyages to the Edge, and the online Journal, Gothic Fairytales for Melancholy Children. In 2007 she was listed as a finalist in the William Faulkner International Writing Competition in the Novel-In-Progress category. She has since published several books.
Check out my book pages to get a glimpse into where my odd little imagination has taken me.. And drop me a line if you want to find out more or comment on the selections, availability or the world at large. I always love to hear from fellow travelers.
Training the Walker now available
All her life Cassie has seen strange things. First it was the strangers with feathers and beaks, then there were the normal looking folks who, when her skin touched hers, sent her vision someplace else. Told always to hide what she saw, Cassie worked hard to fly under the radar. But when more of these strange others came to town, hiding became harder and she was caught. Luckily the ones who caught her seem more interested in training her than killing her, at least for now. She begins her training as one of the mysterious Walkers, but is that really what she is, or is Cassie Wilson something else entirely?
The sequel to Wildwood, entitled Free Fall is now available.
Ivy and her family begin their lives at Wildwood, working on finishing construction and creating what they and their clans need. But as work begins, the Shadow Council, the ruling body for all of the hidden clans, collapses leaving uncertainty in its demise.
Worries arise as Ivy expects old grudges to be redressed and new feuds to begin among the volatile clans. But as she seeks security, bulking up the protections around those she most cares about, a new threat arises.
The Brotherhood, a group thought long ago exterminated has returned and as Ivy investigates her own past, seeming answers to long held questions, she begins to see their influence everywhere. Can the fractured clans gather to address this threat, or will their divisions destroy them?
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