So, as a blogger, I get to do all kinds of interesting things, including learning about new authors. Today, the interesting thing I get to do is to join together with a lot of other bloggers who are fostering authors and helping to get more information out about them. My author is a new one to me, so without any further ado, let me introduce you to Valarie Kinney!
Go all the way down to see some of the questions I sent Valarie to learn more about her! I’ll be putting them out all week.
Valarie Kinney is a writer, fiber artist and Renaissance Festival junkie with a wicked caffeine addiction. She resides in Michigan with her husband, four children, and two insane little dogs. Author of Heckled, Slither, Just Hold On, and the Secrets of Windy Springs series, as well as short stories included in various anthologies.
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Occasional pirate? Are you the Dread Pirate Roberts and do you leave no survivors?
Much like the characters in my Windy Springs books, I’m generally only a pirate during Ren Fest each year. Unlike the pirates in my Windy Springs books, I don’t have a particular alter-ego name – patrons, cast, and other vendors generally just call me “Hooker”, which is a topic for another conversation, I suppose.
If you didn’t write, what would you do?
I do quite a lot of things, actually. I’m a legal secretary by day. I work a Renaissance Festival each summer. I have several creative projects going on at any given time -I’m currently attempting to learn guitar – so I’m not a huge fan of narrowing myself down to one label.
When did you start writing?
I started writing really bad, really dramatic poetry and stories in Junior high and continued through high school. Then adulthood happened, I married my husband, had four children in quick succession, and put writing away for many years. I picked it back up shortly after my father died in 2009 as a way to process my emotions and ended up writing my first book that way. I’ve been writing steadily since.