Born and bred in London, Valerie now lives in the Fens with her husband of 45 years. She has been writing on and off for most of her adult life. Now retired, she has more time to devote to her passion with renewed enthusiasm since joining her local u3a creative writing group. She calls herself a ‘three in the morning writer’, as it’s often when tossing and turning in the early hours that inspiration comes, and stories develop. As well as limericks, she enjoys writing flash fiction, particularly 50- or 100-worders, regularly contributing to online challenges and having snippets published in the Daily Mail.
Her book, A Sexagenarian From Smithy Fen, and Other Limericks, is now available from Amazon.