Valerie Taylor





Valerie Taylor


Born
in The United States
September 07, 1913

Died
October 22, 1997

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Valerie Taylor is the pen name of Velma Young (1913–1997), author of the lesbian pulp classics Whisper Their Love (1957), The Girls in 3-B (1959), World Without Men (1963), Journey to Fulfillment (1964), and Ripening (1988). With the $500 proceeds of her first novel, Hired Girl (1953), Taylor bought a pair of shoes, two dresses, and hired a divorce lawyer. After leaving her husband, she kicked off a prolific career as the author of pulp fiction novels, poetry (under the name Nacella Young), and romances (under the name Francine Davenport). A longtime activist for gay and lesbian rights, she was a co-founder of Mattachine Midwest and the Lesbian Writers Conference in Chicago. (source)

Average rating: 3.6 · 584 ratings · 92 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
The Girls in 3-B

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3.44 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1959 — 10 editions
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Whisper Their Love

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3.13 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1957 — 6 editions
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Return to Lesbos

3.65 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1963 — 8 editions
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A World Without Men

3.32 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1963 — 4 editions
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Prism

3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1981
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Stranger on Lesbos

3.29 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1960 — 10 editions
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Journey to Fulfillment

3.56 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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Unlike Others

4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1963 — 3 editions
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Great Shark Stories

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3.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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Rice and Beans

3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1989
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