I love working with authors and small presses, creating beautiful cover designs for print and ebooks, print interior designs and formatted print books. I also provide ebook formatting, photo editing/compilation/manipulation and print on demand consulting.
I've been fortunate to work on both fiction and non-fiction titles from a diverse genre base, including young adult, paranormal, science fiction, new adult fiction, urban fiction, both fiction and non-fiction anthologies, memoirs, thrillers, historical non-fiction, instructional non-fiction . . . even a commemorative 50th anniversary book for a construction company.
A little about meMy official biography reads: “Valerie has worked for over twenty years as a graphic designer, production artist, print buyer and production/project manager in printing and advertising/marketing.”
Translation: I have spent twenty years on-the-job training with some of the most awesome and creative advertising, marketing and printing professionals in Canada.
My agency experience taught me the importance of branding and consistency. I learned the importance of attention to the smallest detail. I’ve learned I’m a bit of a details freak, so I’m naturally organized with my eye on the schedule. I strengthened these traits through development of my project management skills. I currently hold a Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) designation from the Project Management Institute.
Alice in Wonderland meets Wolves of Wall Street in Jerry Jay Carroll’s brilliant and witty debut novel. Revised and available for the first time on Kindle.William B. Ingersol sits in an office high above Wall Street conducting cuthroat corporate takeovers. Just another day at work, it seems, business as usual. He puts his head down on his desk and wakes up as a big dog, trying to survive in a ... read more
It seems like easy duty. Lieutenant Lowell Brady is ordered to London as a secret liaison to Winston Churchill, who is working his way back to power as the threat from Germany grows. All this dashing officer has to do is pass on messages, a made-to-order job for a handsome rake with no greater ambition than finding a rich woman to marry. The Navy would have kicked out the scoundrel long before... read more
CLONE THREE: BOOK ONEThe fate of the world lies in the hands of a clone who can't remember anything... "Clone Three." The old man's voice is a softly echoing sound, volume and pitch altering as he speaks, as if over a great distance. "Pay attention, dear. Final instructions." Is he talking to me? He must be. His holographic eyes seem to be meeting mine, he looks at me with great expectation. A... read more
Dylan and his family move to a farm house that has been abandoned for over thirty years which Dylan can not understand. Then strange things start happening. Can The S Squad come together to solve yet another mystery?
One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation. Visions of Canada began before them and continue since.The Prince Edward Island women’s organizations that planned the Bold Vision project wanted to celebrate the historic accomplishments of the Charlottetown Conference but acknowledge that in ... read more
Growing up during the 1940s – 1960s in Sheffield, England, Roger Gordon is caught in a drama in which his once close-knit family begins to fragment. When his parents’ marriage implodes, Roger is forced to confront stigmas of the day, including divorce, marital infidelity,and mental illness. Cast against news events of the day, using humour to temper the darker elements of Roger’s background, S... read more
A trailer park diva. A swamp witch. A talking goat. And Mama said winning the Trailer Park pageant would be a snap.Sally Mae Riddley would rather wrassle an alligator than participate in this dad-gummed pageant. Caught between her sister Sue Ann and her Tweezers of Death and Mad Hattie, the swamp witch, Sally Mae doesn't know what's worse.It's all on account of that stupid goat. But thanks to ... read more
A promise to a Goddess. A murder to solve. Can Pallas balance it all and still hide who she is?Five years ago, the grace of a Goddess saved Pallas from a vicious attack but left her changed forever, impelling Pallas to fight to hide her true nature while working as the front desk manager of a hotel on the edge of Zombietown. Angry centaurs, surly trolls, and zombie housekeepers become her safe... read more
When transsexual starlet Aisling is murdered, Detective Geraldine Meyers is assigned the case. With help from medical examiner Dr. Rachel Hunter, Gerri realizes this is no ordinary killing. While she might not want to call in over-eager anthropologist Dr. Kinsey DanAllart, the detective is forced to trust her friend's expertise in symbology, even though doing so means admitting "weird" things ... read more
Her CIA bosses think she’s the bomb. Kitalia Ore is positive of that fact. Okay, fine. Kitten MacLean. And they’re her parents, but it’s so much more fun to imagine them the other way around. And J.J., her MI6 contact? He’s in love with her. Doesn’t matter that her closest confidant, Jimmy Jones, hasn’t spoken a word to her since first grade. Everyone at school adores her, too. Sure, they migh... read more
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