Multi-award winning author Valerie J. Brooks’ latest work, Tainted Times 2, is the second novel in the Angeline Porter Trilogy. Revenge in 3 Parts, is first in a trilogy. Valerie writes psychological femmes-noir thrillers, where the women are badass and take center stage. Raised in Puritanical New England, Brooks was drawn to the gothic, secrets, mystery, and dark side of human nature.
After studying film noir, she found her voice in noir. She was awarded an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and her writing residencies include PLAYA, Soapstone, Vermont Studio Center, Villa Montalvo for the Arts, and Hedgebrook.
She lives on the McKenzie River in Oregon with her husband, Dan, and Havanese pooch Stevie Nicks.