Sometimes life is, indeed, complicated.
What’s Not True by Valerie Taylor released in August in the Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit genre.
With her court date set for her divorce and her plans with the younger man in the rearview mirror, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to reviving her stalled career. But things get complicated when she unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance meeting there with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie receives two compelling proposals. Can she accept them both?
But Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There, she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.
Though a standalone novel, What’s Not True is the sequel to What’s Not Said (September 15, 2020).
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Meet the Author:
Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. Valerie is a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com; and a member of Westport Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator.
What is your artistic process?
That’s a great question, and one I haven’t thought about much until now since I never considered myself an artist. But I guess once you’ve written an award-winning book, as I did with my debut novel, What’s Not Said, and then followed it less than a year later with a sequel, What’s Not True, it’s okay to think of oneself as an artist.
Clearly, my process must start with some kind of research, since I used the Google machine to define artistic process for me so that I can answer this honestly. I’ve discovered that it means “a unique combination of vision, creativity, intuition, and collaboration balanced with craft, technique, accountability, discipline, and use of time and resources.”
That’s quite a mouthful, don’t you think?
In my own words, artistic process means coming up with an idea, fashioning it into something tangible, and then producing it in a way that can be appreciated by others.
In writing What’s Not Said, my big idea was the ending. In the sequel, What’s Not True, it was the middle. And now as I work on the third book in the trilogy, the idea jumpstarts the beginning of the story.
Experience now shows that it takes me about eight to nine months to write a solid first draft of about 80,000 words. That’s because I have a life besides writing. (I’m a grandmother! Enough said.) After that, I take three months to polish and submit to my publisher.
Then, it takes a year and a village to proof the manuscript, design the cover and interior, and produce a masterpiece that readers will enjoy from the first page to the last.
More than anything, the artistic process requires time, energy, and a talent distinct from others in the artist’s craft—no matter whose definition.
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