Australia Day

26 January 2015

283 days to go

Valerie Parv

International best-selling author Valerie Parv has sold more than twenty-nine million copies of her books which have been widely translated and are now available as ebooks. She holds a master of arts from Queensland University of Technology and is the first Australian author to receive a Pioneer of Romance Award for her contributions to the field of romance writing, presented by RT Book Reviews Magazine New York in 2011. The State Library of NSW archives Valerie’s literary papers and she mentors new writers through the Valerie Parv Award created in her honour by Romance Writers of Australia. She has served as an Australia Day Ambassador for the past six years and loves visiting communities in regional NSW, adding a tractor pull, yabby racing and thong throwing to her list of experiences.