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About Valerie Front

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:24

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 eight 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 and her most recent book, the 2017 Of Llamas and Piranhas, a collection of poems written while travelling in South America.

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...

Passion Play

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:46

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Even Grimmer Tales

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:45

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A Promise Of Peaches

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:44

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In Due Season

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:43

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Red Letter Day

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:30

These last weeks I'd been delighted to get the reviews of Passion Play in interstate newspapers and magazines - Queensland, the Melbourne Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, a lovely lengthy review from Peter Pierce in the Canberra Times - all so good to read and so enthusiastic about my book. But nothing in the Adelaide papers, and that was a sadness.

A Promise Of Peaches by VALERIE VOLK

Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:46
 

A recollection of innocence

 

Grimms Tales in modern guise

 

A JOURNEY TO REMEMBER