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Val Stasik

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Val Stasik shares a home in eternally sunny Santa Fe, NM, with her aging mixed terrier, Sugar, who allows her to sleep in his queen-size bed as well as sharpen her culinary skills for his benefit. Stasik spent many years as a writing teacher, helping other writers find their voices and tell their stories, and is a consultant for the Northern Virginia Writing Project. INCIDENTAL DAUGHTER is Stasik’s debut novel.

Stasik studied drama and English at the University of Pittsburgh and then transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating with high honors and a B.S. in Secondary Education, Communication. The year she attended graduate school was filled with student protests, bomb threats, and military helicopters.

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PictureHow I felt a few weeks ago Sometimes the Universe has other ideas about your routine. I haven’t been paying attention to my blog posts, my website, and most importantly, my YA novel because I had an encounter with Windows 10 that had me hanging by my thumbs on its sill.

My laptop is five years old, but has never given me a problem. Like everyone else, I kept getting these invitations to downloa... Read more of this blog post »
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Incidental Daughter

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This is a well-crafted story at every level. The title may lead some to think the subject matter deals with a cozy mystery or some sweet story about a garden full of butterflies. It doesn’t. It’s a story about women in an impossible situation who att ...more
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Davenport continues to write engaging stories. She keeps you wondering who the real culprit is until the very end. Her characters are treated with great sensitivity, and there are surprising relationships. Many of us have wondered how children can be ...more
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