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Love to write, love to teach, love to read!


Background Information

My writing reflects my reading tastes:  literary, eclectic, rich, and full of surprises.  I grew up in California and New Zealand.  Some of my happiest hours were spent browsing through bookstores and libraries where I was never afraid to explore the "different" or more unusual titles.  My very early influences include Dare Wright and Maurice Sendak.  For a while I even wanted to be Little Bear when I grew up!  Later I was completely taken with all the great Victorian classics and then as my reading tastes widened, I grew to love foreign writers in particular:  Collette, Nabokov, Janet Frame, Doris Lessing, Mishima.  I enjoy writing in a variety of genres, from nonfiction and children's literature, to poetry and screenplays.  My other interests include working with hand built pottery, collage, and studying art history.

Accomplishments

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Auckland.

Additional Information

My most recent book, Overtaken, is a literary gothic fantasy. It is my eighth book to date.

Favorite Links

Valerie Storey, Writing from Dava Books
This is my business website, the place where new writers can read my how-to articles and readers can purchase my books. It is also the place where anyone can most easily contact me.

Valerie Storey, Writing at Dava Books
This is my blog where I post the latest news on my books; musings on the literary life; tips and advice for writers; and book reviews.

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