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Publisher, author, singer/songwriter, composer, artist, and entrepreneur who values honesty, hard work, creativity and the willingness to take a risk.



Valerie Connelly  lives in Cookeville, Tennessee about 80 miles east of Nashville. She divides her time between publishing, writing, composing and performance. She founded Nightengale Press in July of 2003. To date Nightengale Press has published over 160 books by authors all over the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. In 2008, Nightengale Press evolved into Nightengale Media LLC offering its authors a broad range of custom crafted one-on-one editing options, complete layout and design services, and global distribution in the US, England, Germany, Australia, Russia, Brazil and Canada, including eBook conversion and distribution to the 60 global eBook channels through Ingram Book Company distributors. Valerie keeps writing, and published a new illustrated children's book in 2013 and is working on her third novel.


In Music, Valerie writes both as a singer/songwriter, and as a serious musician. Her songs and instrumentals can be heard on and on As a performer, she sings and plays piano, and occasionally guitar, to present her songs in a more personal way than in the fully produced and orchestrated versions on her websites. Visit these sites to see live action video of performances, to listen to her songs, and to get the latest info on her performances and projects.



Accomplishments: M.A. in French Literature, Adding Wisdom Best of 2006 Award for her illustrated children's book Arthur, the Christmas Elf, five-time recipient Who's Who in American Teachers Award (1980-2005) Lake County Illinois Teacher of the Year 2004, ASCAP composer since 1987, publisher of several award-winning titles by American authors.


Goosh Gosh from the Lilac Kitchen by Valerie
Eight stories for children that provide a glimpse into childhood challenges and how they can be resolved....

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The ART of Grandparenting by Valerie
From pot holes to hugs, The Art of Grandparenting confirms grandparent status is our golden sign that we have completed the “cycle of creation.” Filled with personal stories, tips and tricks, and the incredible new language a grandparent must learn, The Art of Grandparenting is the manual for all grandparents, and those yet to be. – Sue Vogan, Peer Observations Magazine You've just learn...

Nightengale Press Amazon Store 

Sacred Night by Valerie
SACRED NIGHT, by Valerie Connelly, is a fast-paced tale of danger, risk and power that pits greed and revenge against love and redemption. Detective Cameron unravels this fantasy-rich mystery pitting modern man’s greed against ancient healing powers of Amazon tribal magic, as he pursues suicidal terrorists seeking revenge....  Barnes &  Nightengale Press 

Calling All Authors---How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open by Valerie
Revealing Publishing Myths, Misconceptions, and Realities for Published Authors and Writers Who Dream of Becoming Authors...


Sidetracks by Valerie
SIDETRACKS is a fast-paced thriller with a touch of fantasy and a hint of romance that explores treachery and deceit from the corporate boardroom to the most dangerous and deadly rivalry of all: one's own family....  Barnes &  Nightengale Press 

Arthur, the Christmas Elf by Valerie
As the blizzard of the century buries the countryside in wind-blown snow and brings life to a standstill on Christmas Eve, Arthur finds the last two Endangered Children and offers them a chance to learn what Christmas is really all about. Snowflake, Arthur’s reindeer, flies through the night, delivering Arthur and his magic to these two especially troubled kids. Timothy Anderson and Angie Smith li...  Barnes &  Nightengale Press 


YourBookTube Answers Author Book Video Questions
 by Valerie

 by Valerie
How Radio Talk Show Hosts and Podcast Hosts can get more out of there shows and increasebookings....

 by Valerie
Answers to questions on how to build and maintain the marketing strategy for your book throughout its lifetime....

Self-Publishing, Independent Publishing, Traditional Publishing
 by Valerie
What are they and how are they different?...

How Distributor and Wholesaler Policies Affect a Book’s Journey into Bookst
 by Valerie
When I started publishing books, I thought a wholesaler and a distributor were essentially the same thing. Not so....

 by Valerie
Building self-confidence and eliminating self-doubt as a writer....

The Three P's, and I don't mean Vegetables.
 by Valerie
Three qualities you need to cultivate to successfully write, publish and market your books....


Valerie Connelly's Website
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Comprehensive information about Nightengale Press's publishing services.

About nightengale Press and author links. An Amazon-powered store and information for prospective authors, including links to helpful websites.

Additional information

Valerie published a new illustrated children's book in 2013, GOOSH GOSH FROM THE LILAC KITCHEN and is working on her third novel, NO TOMORROW, another multi-dimension mystery thriller, to be released sometime in 2015.

Contact Information

Nightengale Press a Nightengale Media LLC Company
370 S. Lowe Avenue, Suite A-122,
Cookeville   TN   38501   USA

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