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Valerie Ormond

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Valerie Ormond spent the majority of her adult life as a Naval intelligence officer. The daughter of two English majors, and an English major herself, she always had a great interest in books and writing. She now combines her life experiences, love of horses, and interest in writing in her second career.

Her first novel, "Believing In Horses," tells the story of a young girl, Sadie, saving unwanted horses. "Believing In Horses" won the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal in Young Adult Books, earned the Parent Tested Parent Approved Official Winners Seal of Approval, and won the Gold Medal in the Stars and Flags Book Awards program.

Valerie's second novel, "Believing In Horses, Too," is a standalone sequel in which Sadie faces new
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Valerie Ormond I rarely experience writer's block, but when I do, I take a break. I've found getting outside and moving around for a run or a walk in a nice setting …moreI rarely experience writer's block, but when I do, I take a break. I've found getting outside and moving around for a run or a walk in a nice setting helps get the gears spinning again.(less)
Valerie Ormond Being a writer allows me to commit thoughts on paper at that moment that may otherwise be lost. I wrote a recent blog post on a similar subject as par…moreBeing a writer allows me to commit thoughts on paper at that moment that may otherwise be lost. I wrote a recent blog post on a similar subject as part of a writing prompt which can be found at this link: http://believinginhorses.com/blog/201...(less)
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One of my fellow writers recently described the fascinating plot of her ongoing Young Adult (YA) novel in progress. She spoke about it in a writing group I’ve been a member of for years, so we know each other well. Our conversation went like this. Me: “How old is your protagonist?” Fellow Writer: “She’s in […]
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"a delightful and heart-warming tale about one young person's triumph over life's challenges through her love of horses and determination, and the love and support of family and friends. "
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"I really enjoyed reading this story to my daughter. She has a great family, even though her father is in the military. Her grandma is also one I would like my daughter to have."
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“No reason to dwell on why. We all know bullies are bullies because they have their own problems they can't deal with so they take them out on others. So let's focus on how to get your hat back.”
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“Sometimes it's easier to stay busy and distracted rather than think about things that make you sad.”
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“But in the end, for the most part, no one wants special favors. These folks just want people like you and me to see them for the people they are, not for their diagnoses or their injuries.”
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Valerie Ormond Lucinda wrote: "Dear Valerie,
I would like to thank you for letting me be your friend on Goodreads, as i am not only a lover of literature but also an avid reader and equestrian enthusiast. I am looking forward t..."


Hi Lucinda - I just realized I hadn't responded to you - so sorry! I don't know how I missed the note.
To answer your question, I have not heard of Jenny Pitman, but just checked her out and am very interested. Hope to see you around, and I promise I won't be so rude again! -Valerie


Valerie Ormond Great to "meet" you, and look forward to seeing you around. :)


Elaine White Thanks for the friends request, Valerie. I hope we'll have many great discussions too. :) Happy to be the first at anything. hehe.


Valerie Ormond Jeff wrote: "Hi Valerie. Wanted to share some karma. It's nice to meet you!"

Thanks, Jeff, you, too. There really are some interesting folks out here in Goodreads land. Have a great day - in the hgih 60's and sunny here - yahoo!


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Jeff Horton Hi Valerie. Wanted to share some karma. It's nice to meet you!


Valerie Ormond Sherry wrote: "I found the information for the author program. I just had to read the microscopic print at the bottom of my home page. Thank you for telling me about it!"

You're welcome - glad you found it - you are right - not easy to find.


Sherry Ellis I found the information for the author program. I just had to read the microscopic print at the bottom of my home page. Thank you for telling me about it!


Valerie Ormond Yes, and I'm trying to figure out some glitches, for example, there are 4 reviews listed on my profile for books I haven't read ??? I concur with your thought on the helfpul nature of many in the writing community, and blogged on the same subject not long ago (http://believinginhorses.com/blog/cat...). I don't get paid for "hits;" just wanted to share. Take care.


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