Valerie J. Brooks for PROMO copy

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.


4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Valerie,

    I was at your wonderful online workshop on plot twists at Willamette Writers. Could you let me know when you have your next 2 or 4 hour immersive workshop? Will it be about plot twists? Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much, Anne! I certainly will. I’ve proposed a two-hour workshop at a number of conferences, but don’t know if they’ll accept me. Hopefully, I’ll find a venue. If you follow me on FB, you will find out right away. Here’s my FB author page. https://www.facebook.com/NoirTravelStories/
    If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll also find out, but that’s more for readers than writers. I hope I was able to help you or inspire thoughts on ways to twist your writing.
    All best,

  3. I also loved your plot twists workshop. Inspiring, helpful, well organized, and fun. So many great ideas I can apply to a fiction piece I’m working on now. Thank you!

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