Even Grimmer Tales NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED by VALERIE VOLK
 

Grimms Tales in modern guise

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Passion Play OBERAMMERGAU TALES by VALERIE VOLK
 

A JOURNEY TO REMEMBER

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In Due Season POEMS OF LOVE AND LOSS by VALERIE VOLK
 

A moving experience of love and grief

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Bystanders by VALERIE VOLK
 

ECHOES OF STORIES PAST

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Indochina Days by VALERIE VOLK
 

JOIN THE JOURNEY

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A Promise Of Peaches by VALERIE VOLK
 

A recollection of innocence

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Flowers & Forebears by VALERIE VOLK
 

A FEAST FOR THE SENSES

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About Valerie

  • About Valerie Front

    Valerie Volk has always been a closet writer, beginning her career as a seven year old with a collection of embarrassingly bad fairy stories. In the intervening decades as a student, teacher, lecturer, examiner, researcher, education program director, wife, mother of four, and grandmother of six, writing has been a secret indulgence. 

    She has now published seven books to critical acclaim, ranging from the deeply moving In Due Season, the nostalgic A Promise of Peaches to the ‘wickedly subversive and sinister’ Even Grimmer Tales and the ‘riveting read’ of her fourth book, the verse novel Passion Play. In the Pocket Poets series, she has published the nostalgic Flowers & Forebears, and her sixth book Bystanders, with its compelling stories based on minor Biblical characters was published by Wakefield Press in June, 2015. This was her first prose publication, but soon followed by another slim volume of poetry, Indochina Days, published in October 2015, in Ginninderra Press's Picaro Poets series.

    While she publishes mainly poetry, her award-winning short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and collections. She finds her inspiration in the fascinating question: What if …? Read more...