Valerie Wicks
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Who I am:
A YA Fantasy/Adventure author in LA. I love authors like J.K Rowling and Neil Gaiman, movies like Hook and Spirited Away, shows like Doctor Who and Arrested Development, and video games like Chrono Trigger and Portal.
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Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Novel - 'Seven Spectral: Into the Red World'
My writing is:
Fiction, Screenwriting
Services I offer to other writers:
I review, edit, and counsel.
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I found out about She Writes from:
Joanna Truman

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Dear Self-Published YA/Kids Authors in LA -- Here's a Bone

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:41pm 1 Comment

I'm young. I graduated college in 2008 (aka econogeddon). It's been pretty nasty. I went to film school, so I love storytelling. I had never tried writing a book as an adult and I didn't know anything about the industry, but I knew how to tell a good story. So one day, in a fit of inspiration (and all-consuming dread that the life I had worked so hard to create would never function properly), I began writing a novel.

The book went through 20+ drafts and 10 editors, mostly…


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At 11:58am on August 21, 2013, Valerie Brooks said…

Welcome, Valerie, to another with this great name meaning "strong!" :)

At 7:37pm on January 5, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Belated welcome to the novelist group, Valerie. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion.

We do a live chat at 1 EST on the first Wednesdays of each month, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one.

I hope you’ll enjoy the group.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator

At 6:58am on November 17, 2012, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


Jill Starishevsky

Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes

Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention book

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At 12:58pm on November 13, 2012, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here and sign up.  No spam, I promise.  Just great teaching tips.  Enjoy!  XO Jennifer

At 10:16am on November 12, 2012, Joanna Truman said…

Yay!! So glad you joined! We need to have another writing day soon!

At 4:40am on November 12, 2012, Sonia Fogal said…

Hi Valerie!  Nice to meet you too!  Looking forward to getting involved on this site!  Looks like a great resource!

At 10:32am on November 11, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Valerie, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.

Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 9:54am on November 11, 2012, Caitlyn Levin said…



Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.

You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!


All the best,

Caitlyn Levin

Community Manager



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