Valerie Parv’s Outstanding Contribution to Writing Recognised

With twenty-nine million copies of her books in circulation worldwide and over seventy titles to her name, Valerie Parv is Valerie ParvAustralia’s Queen of Romance.

Her contribution to the writing community was officially recognised recently by the award of the Australian Society of Authors Medal.

The ASA Medal is awarded bi-annually and Valerie joins other acclaimed Australian authors, including Tim Winton and Anita Heiss, as a recipient.

“Anything awarded by your peers, that’s the greatest honour,” said Valerie in an interview with her local paper, The Young Witness, where she expressed her surprise and delight at receiving the award.

It is far from the first time that Valerie has been honoured for her writing career.  Valerie is the first Australian writer to receive a Pioneer Award from RT Book Reviews, New York, for her contributions to the field of romance writing.

VP 4Her practical guide to the genre, The Art of Romance Writing (Allen & Unwin 1993, 2004) was voted the most useful book on writing in a poll of members of Romance Writers of Australia.  The Valerie Parv Award (offered through RWA) continues her commitment to supporting the romance writing community through a mentoring program.  Nearly all past winners of the Valerie Parv Award have been published.

Last year marked a year of firsts for the prolific author who celebrated the 30th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, and released her latest title, Birthright as an e-book.

Valerie is currently finishing her Beacon trilogy, which includes Birthright, Earthbound and Homeworld.  She’s also writing an original romantic suspense screenplay.

Valerie is a long-standing and much-valued member and supporter of the Romance Writers of Australia and we congratulate her on this latest, well-deserved accolade.  Long may she continue to write!

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  1. The honour is well deserved! Congrats Valerie! You’ve made a tremendous contribution to the romance reading and writing communities and it’s wonderful that you have been recognised 🙂

  2. Jenny Schwartz

     /  June 10, 2014

    Congratulations, Valerie!

  3. Congratulations Valeri. What an honour and may I also add, well deserving.

  4. Venetia Green

     /  June 10, 2014

    Awesome! Congratulations Valerie!

  5. Fabulous for so many reasons. Go you, VP.

  6. Thanks all, very exciting. And a gorgeous piece of jewellery in its own right. Shall bring for show and tell to August conference. xoxoxoxox

  7. Congratulations Valerie! What a wonderful way to acknowledge your contribution to the writing and romance communities. You’re an inspiration xxxx

  8. Congratulations Valerie. You’re a wonderful inspiration to all writers and so generous with your time. Thank you.

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