Tales from the Trunk

Valerie Valdes


Friday Jul 19, 2019

This month, I'm talking with a debut novelist and friend, Valerie Valdes (@valerievaldes). Valerie reads the first chapter of a NaNoWriMo novel with a fun urban fantasy premise, "Handyman," and we talk about empathy, non-harming in writing, Twitter Discourse™️, and Cuban slang. Which means some bilingual strong language.
Valerie's debut, Chilling Effect, comes out September 17, 2019, in paperback, audio, and ebook formats, and is worth your preorder dollars.
Things we mention in this episode:
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
"Red Light Properties," by Dan Goldman 
The Dresden Files (series), by Jim Butcher
Carl Hiaasen
Dave Barry
Alex Segura
Kat Howard's editing services
CSI: Miami (TV series)
Burn Notice (TV series)
Clockwork Boys, by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon)
Tobias S. Buckell
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Robin McKinley
Patricia McKillip
Anne McCaffrey
Mercedes Lackey
Lois McMaster Bujold
Ursula K. Le Guin
Diana Wynne Jones
Chilling Effect, by Valerie Valdes
Katamari Damacy (video game)
Julie Dillon's art
NATO Phonetic Alphabet
Join us next month, on August 16th, when we'll have Tyler Hayes on the show!

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