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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Valerie Connelly  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Born, raised and a resident in Illinois for most of her life, Valerie Connelly now lives with her husband, Michael, in Wisconsin north of Milwaukee.

Biographical and Professional Information

Valerie divides her time between publishing, writing, painting, composing music and traveling to visit grown children. In 2015 she edited the book, ''The Art of Grandparenting''.

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Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0974334804

Nightengale Press. 2003

With fantasy reminiscent of Stephen King and adventure as in a Sydney Sheldon mystery, Valerie Connelly's SACRED NIGHT pits the corruption of greed against the endurance of love and redemption. "Conflicts and liaisons between intriguing human and otherworldly chracters all working their own competing agendas keeps the pace swift." --- Brandi Reissenweber, Editor and teacher.

ISBN: 0974334820

Nightengale Press. 2004

Hannah Sebastian and Peyton Staley are just ordinary people who get the extraordinary chance to experience life as it would have been, if they had made the other choice at that crucial moment in their youth. Meanwhile, Lawyer Lynn Hargrove and Detective Jin O'Riley must stop the killer and unravel the mystery that threaten to destroy Hannah and Peyton's lives forever. SIDETRACKS unveils the mystery of life as it could be and might have been --- for better or for worse.

Arthur, the Christmas Elf
ISBN: 1933449233

Nightengale Press. 2000

Book by Connelly, Valerie

Calling All Authors - How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open
ISBN: 1933449438

Nightengale Press. 2007

Publishing a book is something like running a marathon with no water stops and no one cheering you on. The road is long, fraught with pitfalls and traps. This is not to say you are foolish to attempt literary immortality. Quite the contrary. There is always room in the marketplace for another good book. Your book reveals your voice. Your book is filled with your own blood, sweat and tears. Your questions are many. In these pages, you will find answers from publishers who appreciate their authors. From authors who followed their dream. From experts in publicity, the Internet, writing, editing and graphic design. Publisher Valerie Connelly's radio program CALLING ALL AUTHORS on Global Talk Radio is the source for the bountiful information in this book. Her background as an educator presents this knowledge so you can learn and apply it. This is your publishing guide-the book no one has written until now.



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