In this episode, we launch our author interview series! And we’re starting with Canadian Author and Story Grid Editor, Valerie Francis.
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Season 8, Episode 1: Valerie Francis, Author of Nature Knights: Crossing the Rubicon
This season we’re launching a series of interviews with authors of middle grade fiction. First up, Valerie Francis, author of Nature Knights, Crossing the Rubicon, a middle grade fantasy.
Valerie Francis is both author and Certified Story Grid Editor. She has published fiction for both women (love stories for busy women) and children (middle grade fantasy), and is currently working on her first thriller.
As a bona fide story nerd, her passion for the craft of storytelling led her to become a Certified Story Grid Editor in 2017. Her non-fiction credits include a Story Grid Guide to Bram Stoker’s Dracula (publication TBA) and regular articles for the Fundamental Fridays column on Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid website.
Valerie co-hosts two podcasts for writers. The first, The Story Grid Editor Roundtable, is focused on the craft of writing. Each week Valerie, along with four fellow Certified Story Grid Editors, analyze a film according to the editing method developed by Shawn Coyne. The second is focused entirely on book marketing. On The Book Launch Show, Valerie learns how to develop a relationship with her readers from book marketing expert, Tim Grahl.
Things we mention (or forget to mention) that you should check out:
- Valerie’s middle grade fantasy novel Nature Knights: Crossing the Rubicon.
- Valerie’s website! Hop on her excellent mailing list to get the first part in her Masquerade series (for adults) and to get great book recommendations for books by women, for women and about women.
- Our mailing list! Sign up today and you’ll get cool subscriber only perks like bonus material.
Disclosure: By the way, all of these links are affiliate links, so if you buy something, you pay the same, but Nora gets a few pennies for her big 8th grade trip fund.