Valerie Lioudis


Valerie is a jack of all trades when it comes to creativity. As a mother of 7 she gets to use her varied talents on a daily basis, but writing is a love that she uses as an outlet for the characters and stories that her mind creates every day. Being born and raised in New Jersey has led to her having a dry sense of humor that more times than not seems inappropriate to those of more delicate temperaments. Nerdy and quirky, she loves all things sci-fi and supernatural. After Hurricane Sandy flooded her home and displaced her family her interest in disaster and apocalyptic stories peaked. She realized how terribly unprepared we are as a society for a real disaster. This led to an interest in how people would cope once help was no longer available.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My lap. If I really want to get to get serious I move my work to the dining room table.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Ocean County New Jersey. If you haven't been lucky enough to visit, it is a great mix of shore communities and the pine barrens. This led to a mix of beach and woods days as a kid. There is a kind of duality that shows in my writing. Beach days are laid back and woods days are determined and practical. Add to that the sarcasm and attitude that are inherent of all Jersey residents.
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Where to find Valerie Lioudis online

Twitter: @valeriebougher


The Spark
Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
He works in a workshop where life is created. What happens if a mistake is made?

Valerie Lioudis' tag cloud

creation    life    machine    spark   

Smashwords book reviews by Valerie Lioudis

  • The Revenge of the Pumpkins on Feb. 11, 2015

    This story had an interesting twist that I did not see coming. This would be a great spooky story to tell at a Halloween party, or on Friday the 13th.
  • Fart Around on Feb. 17, 2015

    This story has some interesting ideas. The further we progress as a society the more time we will have on our hands. I also enjoy just faring around on occasion.