Valerie is an emerging author and has published a short story anthology called Everything in Between.
She writes contemporary women’s fiction with historical and romantic elements. She has written her first novel, a dual historic timeline set in 1989 and 1964 in Sydney, Australia. Valerie is currently working on her second novel set in 1943 Brisbane/England and contemporary Brisbane.
Valerie has short stories featured in the Romance Writers of Australia’s 2021 and 2022 Sweet Treats Anthologies.
Under her pen name Giselle Farina, she is currently working on her romantic comedies.
Valerie is represented by Beyond Words Literary Agency.
I acknowledge and pay respect to the Turrbal people of Brisbane, Meeanjin who are the first storytellers of this land. I extend my respect to their elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge their endearing connection to their culture, water and land where I live and work.