Publication Credits

If you’re wondering what Valerie’s done, specifically, below is a comprehensive list of her publication credits, awards, and appearances.

Freelance Print & Online

Newspapers, Magazines, Periodicals

  • “One Good Sentence After Another” Byline (CAA Ottawa),  Volume 29, No. 6, Summer 2012.
  • “Before the Red Ribbon ” NOWW, the magazine of Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop, Winter 2011.
  • “What’s Unexpected in Midlife? A Second, Unpaid Job” Mississippi Crow, Issue 10,  September 2010.
  • “Leaving Home” Canadian Stories, forthcoming (autumn 2010).
  • “Through a Poet’s Eyes” Poemata (CPA), Vol. 25, No. 1, silver anniversary issue July 2010.
  • “What’s Your Writing Process?” Byline (CAA Ottawa), Volume 27, No. 4, March/April 2010.
  • “Q&A with Harold Rhenisch” Poemata (CPA), Winter/Fall 2008.
  • “Working Backwards Moves Writing Forward” Mississippi Crow, Issue 7, Fall 2008.
  • “A Conversation with Anne Simpson” Bread ’n Molasses, Volume 2, Issue 5, June/July 2008.
  • “Imaginary Friends,” Word Weaver (WCDR), April/May 2008.
  • “Unity Between Strangers: A Homebuilder’s Story,” Habitat for Humanity newsletter, Autumn 2007.
  • “Self-publishing: Letting Go,” Canadian Writers’ Journal, # 1163, Volume 20, No. 1., February 2003 (2007).
  • “If Oprah Posed the Question, Anderson Cooper Answered It,” Outreach Connection, No. 664, August 18-25, 2006.
  • “Self-publishing: A Rewarding Experience,” Contact (PWAC), October/November 2004.
  • “Just Doing It,” Word Weaver (WCDR), December 2003/January 2004.
  • “Finding Inspiration,” ArtsForum, Issue 8, Summer/Fall 2003.
  • “The Remarkable Mr. Dressup,” Performing Arts & Entertainment in Canada, Vol. 33, No. 3, Spring 2001.
  • “Readers’ kindness inspires new tradition” Toronto StarHave Your Say, Sunday, January 7, 2001.
  • “96-year-old’s bank account robbed of $6,000” Toronto StarHave Your Say, Sunday, January 2, 2000.
  • “No Substitutions, Please!” Outreach Connection, No. 324, Feb. 18–Feb. 24, 2000.
  • “Finding the Right Business Partners” The Author (CAA Toronto), December 1999.
  • “Free Information is Plentiful” (3/3) Outreach Connection, No. 310, Nov. 13-Nov. 19, 1999.
  • “Bright Lights, Big City” (2/3) Outreach Connection, No. 309, Nov. 6–Nov. 12, 1999.
  • “So You Want to be a Star?” (1/3) Outreach Connection, No. 308, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 1999.
  • “Self-Publishing: Getting Started” The Author (CAA Toronto), November 1999.
  • “Partnering with a Distributor” The Author (CAA Toronto), November 1999.
  • “Self-Publishing: Promoting your Book” The Author (CAA Toronto), October 1999.
  • “Got Kids? We Can Help” Outreach Connection, No. 301, Sept. 11–Sept. 17, 1999.
  • “Safety & Awareness through CHIRPP” Outreach Connection, No. 286, Jun. 2–Jun.9, 1999.
  • “Sugar Sugar, Honey Honey” Outreach Connection, No. 279, Apr. 14–Apr.21, 1999.
  • “Hey What About Me?” Outreach Connection, No. 278, Apr. 7–Apr. 14, 1999.
  • “Teaching Kids to Share” Outreach Connection, No. 272, Feb. 24–Mar. 3, 1999.
  • “Emergency!” Outreach Connection, No. 262, Dec. 18–Dec. 25, 1998.
  • “Charity is Timeless”, Outreach Connection, No. 262, Dec. 18–Dec. 25, 1998.
  • “Ernie Coombs Returns to the Stage” Outreach Connection, No. 258, Nov. 25–Dec. 1, 1998.
  • “How Can You Profit from Your Intuition?” Outreach Connection, No. 228, Apr. 29–May 5, 1998.
  • “So you want to be in pictures…” Durham Parent, July 1998.

Books, Anthologies

  • Author of Seeking Representation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a Talent AgentBeanStock Publishing, 1998. TheatreBooks.
  • Contributing editor to Invisible Women WWII Aboriginal Servicewomen in Canada by Grace Poulin, published by D.G. Poulin, 2006.
  • Contributing writer Super Seniors: 65 and Fully Alive, “Retired Nurse Brings Aboriginal Stories to Light.” Published by SeniorInterPress, 2004.
  • Contributing writer to The Organizer, a directory for the acting industry, produced by Theatrebooks, 2000–2010.

Online Journals and Websites

  • “What Does ‘Write What You Know’ Mean?” Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop blog, October 16, 2017.
  • “Family Connections: Photographs” @ www.rpdsociety.com (The RP&D Society), November 2014.
  • “Teenagers’ Actions Touch Everyone’s Lives” at www.motherink.wordpress.com, August 2012
  • “What More Could We Have Done?” at http://literarythunderbay.blogspot.ca, June 2012.
  • “Working with Editors and Writers-in-Residence” at http://markhamvillagewriters.com, March 2010.
  • “Giving in the Spirit of Christmas” at www.breadnmolasses.com, January 2009.
  • “Mentoring My Boss: The View from Down Here” at www.theglasshammer.com, August 2008.
  • “International Writers Take on the Short Story Challenge”at www.nycmidnight.com, February 2008.
  • “My Family Vacation” at www.womenbloom.com, May 2008.
  • “Trashy Drug Store Novelist” at www.breadnmolasses.com, February 2008.
  • “Keanu Reeves: The Best Gift” at www.breadnmolasses.com, October 2007.
  • “Close to Home” at www.breadnmolasses.com, April 2007.
  • “Bad Language in the Workplace (or Why Bill Gates Sux)” at www.canadiancontent.ca, April 2004.
  • “Sarah Ban Breathnach Pisses Me Off” at www.canadiancontent.ca, February 2000.

Weblogs

  • Author of Valerie Writes, February 2013–present
  • Author of Another Writing Project, May 2011–May 2012.
  • Author of A Creative Way Out of Work, February 2010–February 2011.
  • Editor of and occasional contributor to www.minorhockeylife.com, November 2008–present.
  • Regular contributor to People, Places, and Things, Metroland, DRMG, March 2007–January 2010.

Poetry Print & Online

Publications, Periodicals, Anthologies

  • “Morning”, “A Wish List of Sorts”, “Celaire’s Crush” (excerpt) Poemata (CPA), Vol. 25, No. 1, silver anniversary issue, July 2010.
  • “Dented Memory” Artsforum, Issue Number 16; Summer/Fall 2009.
  • “Manhattan, 2006” and “The Hungry Season” Poemata, Volume 23, Number 2, 2008.
  • “A Song That Mourns the Death of our Love”, “Leaving Home”, “Stories”, “Birth”, “Kisama”, “Anchor”, “Saudades”, “Home”, and “Afternoon Tea” Garden’s End – A Poetry Anthology, a project of the Poetry Writing course hosted by Niagara College, 2007.
  • “1987”Coffee House Poetry, No. 10, 2006.
  • “No Photographs (1987)”Erato (U.S.), #13, November 2006.
  • “Silver Islet” Misunderstandings MagazineVol. 3, Winter 2006.
  • “Sky Burial” The Prairie Journal, No. 4, Fall 2006.
  • “Word-of-Mouth” Elan, A Regina Reese Collection, Wingate Press, 2005.
  • “Dented Memory” Jones Av., XI/1, October 2005.
  • “Rosemary’s Garden” The Sentinel (U.K.), No. 6, December 2005.
  • “Balance Sheet” Spire Poetry Poster, Vol. 1. No. 4, February 2004.
  • “Rationed Oranges” Surface & Symbol (Scarborough Arts Council), Vol. 15, No. 5, June 2004.
  • “Corporate Life” Outreach Connection, 2002.
  • “Feline”, “Fragments”, “Soft Folds” Legacy, an anthology of Toronto and Central Ontario Branch of the Canadian Authors Association, 2000.
  • “Belly Aches”, “Beloved”, “Birds of Paradise”, “Sparrow”, “Feline” Outreach Connection (featured), No. 203, October 1999.
  • “Excerpts from a Letter” Jones Av., II/4, January 1996.

Chapbooks

  • Compulsion, 2016
  • Sidetracked: Unpleasant Byroads, 2014
  • The Start of Something, 2012
  • Celaire’s Crush {a short story in verse}, 2010
  • Theory of Illumination, 2008
  • Brushing Back History, 2004
  • The Trunk of a Green Malibu, 2003
  • Something to Hide, October 2002

Online

  • “Teen Rising,” www.mamazina.com, June 20, 2012.
  • “Anchor,” www.blueskiespoetry.ca, July 22, 2010.
  • “Immeasurable,” www.blueskiespoetry.ca, July 19, 2010.
  • “Distant Voices,” http://gloomcupboard.com, #119, April 2010.
  • “Loose Connections,” www.blueskiespoetry.ca, October 20, 2008.
  • “Word-of-Mouth,” www.reginaweese.com, Vol. 1.8, October 2003.

Awards

  • “Before the Red Ribbon,” Postcard Story Challenge contest winner, Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop (NOWW) and AIDS Thunder Bay, December 2010.
  • “Stonemason” sculpture & digital camera, contest winner, Grimm Magazine, No. 1, Spring 2005.
  • Something to Hide, October 2002; Finalist, Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, 2003.

Collections

  • A Mixed Bag of BonesVolume 3, Summer 2011. A collection of stories. Published at www.issuu.com.
  • Letters to My Girlfriends, 2010, fictional correspondence. Published at www.thebestgirlsiknow.blogspot.com.
  • A Mixed Bag of Bones, Volume 2, Summer 2008. A collection of stories. Published at www.issuu.com.
  • A Mixed Bag of Bones, Volume 1, Summer 2006. A collection of stories. Published at www.issuu.com.

Live, Television, and Film Performances

  • Decorating Challenge (series, Eps. 207), featured participant, Danielle Kiraly, JV Productions, 2004.
  • Art Bar Poetry Series (poetry reading series), featured poet, Victory Café, 2003.
  • 100% Maple Verse (pilot), off-camera interviewer, Michael Hamm, Frame 30 Productions, 2002.
  • Living Romance (series), on-camera participant, Mark DeAngelis, W Network, 2002.
  • Mann Over Moon (short film), background performer, Paul Quarrington, Fuzzy Dog/CBC, 2000.

Miscellaneous

  • Featured donor in David Suzuki Foundation’s “Radical Canadian” campaign, 2012.

 

 


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