Valerie Douglas

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Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors from almost every genre, she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance.

Happily married, she's companion to two dogs, three cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.

You can find more information at
www.valeriedouglasbooks.com

"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness."
Gilda Radner US actress & comedienne (1946 - 1989)

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a town very much like Millersburg, the town I created for the Millersburg Quartet. (And soon, for The Last Resort.) In fact, a woman I went to school with contacted me to tell me she recognized Millersburg - although I had changed some details to protect the innocent...or the guilty. *grins*
Like many small towns the real Millersburg has its own reality, and is a character itself, struggling to survive as a resort/college town without a lot of industry. The weekend farmers market mentioned in Dirty Politics, Director's Cut and Two Up was real when I lived there, and I went there often.
When did you first start writing?
*laughing* I think in the cradle. As a kid I was always making up stories from the TV shows I watched (my first fan fiction!) or making up my own. I had a VERY vivid fantasy life! My first published work was when I was eight - I wrote a book about dinosaurs and got an A. That was the start. I made forays into publishing over the years, and wrote a couple erotic novels for a small publishing house, but it was discovering Smashwords that convinced me to try self-publishing. I never looked back.
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