About Me

My name’s Val. I’m a writer, artist, and gamemaker based in St. Paul, Minnesota. I hold a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (2015), and have been an active novelist since 2016, regularly workshopping my pages through my friends at the Minneapolis Writers Guild. I love all forms of storytelling, including tabletop games which I design and play in my free time.

I really enjoy what I do. Community, comedy, spec fic, and good role-playing games keep me sane in the face of the world’s lunacy 😎

You can read a bit about my first novel at this link: A Braid of Storm and Jorn. Learn about my next novel project here. My associated creative venture, Solor Studio, is currently developing a tabletop and computer RPG. Go ahead and give us a look!

Some fun facts about me:

Favorite Authors: Behold, Loki has stolen my Goodreads account for you to see exactly what I like and books currently on my radar.

Favorite Films: (in no particular order) Pan’s Labyrinth, Howl’s Moving Castle, Before Trilogy, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Blade Runner 2049, Titanic, Your Name, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, When Harry Met Sally, Princess Mononoke, and The Big Lebowski among many others.

Favorite Words: Solitude, Whimsy, Protocol, Catharsis, Chunch

Favorite Hobbies Besides Writing: Strategizing how to beat old Playstation games from the late 90’s with my brother, drawing, reading, conducting spirited discussions on how best to smash late stage oligarchic capitalism, petting cats, etc.

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