"Valerie has been a guest speaker at several of our monthly meetings and her talks were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Her stories were inspiring and uplifting, often delivered in different accents and with much laughter.
Many of the books Valerie has written were purchased by members who found them to be enjoyable and once again, inspirational.
Our group would have no hestitation inviting Valerie with her sense of humour, books and poems to be a guest again at a future meeting"
MAGARET J LAW, (Hon Secretary), GIRL GUIDES AUSTRALIA, WYOMING NSW , 3/3/2014
"Valerie, thank you for your wonderful presentation to our members and guests, Friday last . It was one of the most professional and entertaining, if not the best we have had in our 25 years. You will be pleased to know that we had 94 people, present to hear your talk. All enjoyed it and would love you to come back soon."
PETER TAYLOR, BRUSH PARK BOWLING CLUB, WEST EPPING , 29/4/2013
"Valerie has skilfully brought out in her poetry and prose her many life experiences, these are cleverly interspersed with Haiku and three or four line verses. I found several pieces I liked especially. Comfort reflecting a mood that touches us all. A Clock in Every Room musing on old age. Grandmothers Place brings back memories of our Gran and perhaps visiting a house that always seemed dark and mysterious. Memories an evocative four lines leaving the remainder to the readers own flights of fancy.
Excellent imagery in the contents of this book. It is an interesting addition to the poetry scene."
TREVAR LANGLANDS, STATE PRESIDENT, NSW FELLOWSHIP AUSTRALIAN WRITERS , 15/4/2004