Valerie Cotnoir

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Valerie Cotnoir is a Homeschool graduate currently pursuing a Bachelors in History through Lumerit Education. She was born in Montreal, Canada, but lived for fourteen years in Plano, Texas before moving with her family to the Raleigh area in North Carolina. She is the oldest of four and has two sisters and one brother. She has been writing since she could hold a pencil and reading books just as long. Her favorite pastimes (besides reading and writing, of course!) include working with preschoolers, watching movies and spending time with her family and friends. Her first published novel is "Bridget's Journey" (2013) and she has also published a fantasy novel, "Everlasting", in December 2015.

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Valerie Cotnoir This summer I would like to finish the Lord of the Rings trilogy and hopefully start the Harry Potter series, but it will depend on when I finish the…moreThis summer I would like to finish the Lord of the Rings trilogy and hopefully start the Harry Potter series, but it will depend on when I finish the Underland Chronicles.(less)
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Bridget's Journey

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Behind the Books We Love – Everlasting

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Last week I had the privilege to write a post for Literature Approved about the inspiration behind my novel, Everlasting. I had so much fun walking down memory lane and recalling how I came up with Azalea and Malachi’s story. And honestly, it was fun remembering what Everlasting is about. I’ve written a few novels and a short story since self-publishing Everlasting in 2015, so th...

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