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Valerie Nieman

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My second poetry collection, Hotel Worthy, debuts in March from Press 53, which also published my collection Wake Wake Wake.
My first novel, Neena Gathering, returned to life after 25 years out of print, brought back as a classic in the post-apocalyptic genre thanks to the folks at Permuted Press.
Blood Clay, my third novel, is story about the search for home in the New South. It won the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction and was a finalist for the John Gardner Book Award.
I'm also the author of a Rust Belt novel, Survivors, and a collection of short fiction, Fidelities, set in rural areas from the Alleghenies to the North Carolina Piedmont.
Awards include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a North Carolina Ar
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Valerie Nieman I was trained as a journalist and worked as a reporter for more than 20 years. That kind of experience knocks out any ideas of writer's block. If I…moreI was trained as a journalist and worked as a reporter for more than 20 years. That kind of experience knocks out any ideas of writer's block. If I can't write prose, I work on poetry. If new lines aren't arriving, I revise. And there is always research.(less)
Valerie Nieman I've just completed revisions to a novel set at a North Carolina marina, a coming-of-age story complicated by a murder. I am working on two projects -…moreI've just completed revisions to a novel set at a North Carolina marina, a coming-of-age story complicated by a murder. I am working on two projects - an epic historical fantasy set in the 11th Century, and a novel-in-verse about a sideshow, called "The Leopard Lady Speaks." (less)
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I've been touring around with Hotel Worthysince it was released in March. I've read at Piccolo Spoleto and gotten to know beautiful Charleston, SC. It was a hot July Sunday when I read in the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series in Rock Creek Park - a real pleasure to join Grace Cavalieri for the first time.
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message 1: by Anne

Anne Are you preparing to teach as sci/fi class??


Valerie Anne wrote: "Are you preparing to teach as sci/fi class??"

No-why do you ask that? I used to write SF and still have a great love for the genre.


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Dale Thele Valerie, thank you for accepting my friend request. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


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