Writing under the pen name V.J.O. Gardner, Valerie is an award winning author of full length fractured fairy tale fantasy novels. She has self published 'Blood of Ancient Kings' which won an award in the very first contest she had ever entered. Her second book, 'Dracona’s Rebirth', is published by Ink Smith Publishing.
Always fascinated by both medieval times and sci-fi she was an avid reader and enjoyed a wide variety of literature and authors. She began writing in the late 1980’s after graduating from Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, where she studied Fantasy Lit and Writing. Valerie is a member of the League of Utah Writers. Although she thought she was writing a short story when she began 'Dracona’s Rebirth' it blossomed into the full novel it is today.
The good values Valerie was brought up with she instilled both in her children and in her writing. One of her first professional reviews commented that the story reminded him of the Boy Scout Law. While Valerie has been both a Boy Scout leader and a Girl Scout leader the story was written before then. You can visit her at www.vjogardner.com.
Marriah escapes slavery as her father is beaten by their abusive master. She prays that she will find safety with the Lords of Dracona and with the guidance of a dragon she finds her way to their castle. As her wounds heal she learns to trust, defend herself and the skills she will need to lead a nation.
Servant Queen has dragons, magic, mystery, romance and sword play making it enjoyable for all.
Aurita knows that she and her father are King Langward's prisoners and the village is their prison - to leave seals their deaths. She has been exchanging letters with the crown prince of Brinley and has fallen in love with him. When she meets a handsome corporal who won't tell her his name her heart is torn between him and the prince. But the problem is she is betrothed to a stranger.
After deciding to leave Fanchon and his friends must speak the outside language and conceal their magical talents to survive outside of Glynis. Fanchon visits the Seer's home and leaves with a new wife and two new missions - to find his lost uncle and a new home for the people of Glynis. As the youngest member of the group will Fanchon be up to the task of being the leader on this adventure?
As Eamon lay dying he made his dragon Haskell swear to watch over and guide his son Bryant. After Eamon’s death Haskell needs Bryant’s companionship as much as Bryant needs his, but Bryant needs more than a dragon’s company.