Valerie Lee Vierk


Valerie Lee Vierk was born in Kearney, Nebraska, and has lived in nearby Ravenna most of her life. She was eager to start school because she wanted to learn to read and write, and started composing little stories shortly afterwards. Valerie graduated from University of Nebraska at Kearney with a B.A. in English and a minor in history. She has been employed at the same institution for twenty-eight years as an administrative assistant. She has one grown son, Edward, and a daughter-in-law, Frauke.

Valerie has published three non-fiction books. Her first honors the war dead of Ravenna, the second her late father, a World War II Coast Guard veteran, and the third remembers the victims of the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in her small hometown. Sister of My Own is Valerie’s first published novel. She has also published many historical articles, poems, essays, and short stories. She is a twenty-three year member of the Nebraska Writers Guild, and served as an officer for seven years.

Besides writing, Valerie loves nature, and enjoys capturing the beauties of her native Nebraska with her camera. She monitors a large bluebird trail every summer, and is a member and county coordinator of Bluebirds Across Nebraska, an organization founded to restore the eastern bluebird population. Other interests include animal welfare, especially cats, ice skating, and stamp collecting.

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