Kathleen Valentine

Biography

Kathleen Valentine is the author of three novels--The Old Mermaid's Tale, Each Angel Burns, and Depraved Heart and numerous short stories and novellas. Her Beacon Hill Chronicles--including The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic, The Crazy Old Lady's Revenge, and The Crazy Old Lady Unleashed--are Amazon Top Sellers. She has also written "The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties: Shawls, Cocoons and Wraps", a collection of her own lace knitting designs. Her blog at KathleenValentineBlog.com has been read by thousands of readers since its beginning in July 2005. Her most recent work includes The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt and The Monday Night Needlework and Murder Guild. She has been listed as an Amazon Top 100 Author in Horror. Her novellas, "The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic" and "Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter" were Amazon Top Ten Best Sellers in Horror and Ghost Stories for over 20 weeks.

She currently lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport, and is writing every day.

Where to find Kathleen Valentine online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Crazy Old Lady's Revenge (Beacon Hill Chronicles)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,270. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Novella (39k words) Psychological / horror - Beacon Hill Chronicles: Volume 2 - Sequel to "The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic." Vivienne Lang grew up with Mattie Thorndike and, when the reunite, she is drawn into a bizarre series of events, including meeting a sexy former cop and a growing number of bodies of people once connected to Mattie's Beacon Hill townhouse.
Romance, Crime, Good Food: The Kathleen Valentine Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From Kathleen Valentine, author of the Amazon Top Ten Bestselling horror/psychological thriller, “The Crazy Old Lady In The Attic”, this sampler contains four complete short stories, two full essays from her Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook/memoir, plus eight recipes in their entirety. Each story is complete, not a partial sample.
Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.50)
Novella (20k words) Psychological horror / suspense / ghost story - Layla's professor husband plans to spend the winter at an old motel in a seaside amusement resort working on his book while she reluctantly runs the pub. Nothing prepares her for the strange and mysterious customers she's about to meet.
The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 15,040. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.40)
Novelette (15k words) Psychological horror. – When Mattie returns to Beacon Hill, where she grew up, to take possession of the townhouse she inherited from her grandmother, some shocking discoveries await her. Faced with horrors she never imagined, she wonders what kind of monster raised her.
Each Angel Burns
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,480. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
Each Angel Burns is the story of three people at crossroads in their lives: Peter, the amiable and brilliant Jesuit priest; Gabe, the good father, good husband, good craftsman, who is Peter's oldest friend; and Maggie, the elusive sculptor they both love. It is a story of enduring friendship, of faith, of great evil and greater love --- and of how they culminate in a miracle.
The Old Mermaid's Tale
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,620. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00)
Set against the background of the maritime and sea legends of the Great Lakes, The Old Mermaid's Tale weaves a love story of grand proportions - the story of Clair Wagner and the two men she loves: Pio, a handsome young fisherman and Baptiste, the mysterious Breton seafarer and musician she is fascinated by - that pays homage to the importance of stories in our lives.

Smashwords book reviews by Kathleen Valentine

  • Erato on April 22, 2011

    This story is a contemporary, erotic variation on the Pygmalion story, the artist (in this case writer) who falls in love with his creation. It is nicely told and strangely touching as we see Rose become an increasingly captivating part of her creator's life. He pens story after story just to spend more time with her. As a writer myself, I can relate to his situation, falling under the spell of one's own creation. There is a haunting quality to this story which I found both charming and a strange mixture of sweet and sad.