About me – The person behind the page

I am a writer and an author. I love saying that!
A few years ago a freak accident left me hospitalised, housebound, gazing at the ceiling and going stir crazy after being accustomed to a hectic lifestyle.
Unable to pursue my 9-5 job, I resumed writing which I had always loved, but which had been on the back burner while I earned a normal living.

sun peeking-over-rainbow 29.2.16 Tribulations are only opportunities in disguise.

The publication of my first book ‘Changes,’ was a milestone which helped to keep me sane during those difficult times.
Changes Trailer

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Following a change of publisher, the winter of 2019 saw the republication of ‘Changes’ under the new title ‘Summer Changes, Winter Tears.’ 

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The  past few years have seen the start of a new career with a steep learning curve to catch up with technology, social media and all things authorish. It reinforced the decision to gradually change from my pen name ‘Voinks,’ which although unique, hadn’t proved particularly memorable.

My second book ‘ABC Destiny’ was published at the end of September 2015. It has now been republished with a new cover and is available in both eBook and paperback format.   

ABC Destiny cover   6.12.15        ABC final ebook cover 13.8.18

2017 saw me become an ‘Indie’ when I self-published my third book ‘Spirit of Technology.’

Spirit of Technology 30.7.17

The summer of 2018 saw the publication of a collection of short stories ‘Weird and Peculiar Tales’ with a fellow author who has become a close friend.  

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In March 2018  ‘Just a Waitress’ was accepted for publication in an anthology of short stories entitled Flashpoint.

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2019 saw the publication of my next book ‘Story of a Country Boy.’ A gritty story of one man’s struggle to become a ‘somebody.’ It was based on real personalities and a reflection of the time in which it was set.  

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The year is finishing on a high note with the acceptance of my story into a charity anthology  ‘When Stars will Shine’ with all royalties going to ‘Help for Heroes.’

When Stars will shine. My banner cropped 13.11.19

You can check out all my books on my Amazon author pages:
Amazon author page UK
Amazon author page US and International

In case of difficulty with availability please contact me on:
Voinks@hotmail.co.uk  or
QuirkyUnicornPublications@outlook.com

I am currently working on proof reading my latest novel, ‘Murder of Changes,’ at 100,000 words my longest to date. 

Meanwhile I publish a new short story every week, normally on a Friday evening, on my Facebook page Facebook author page 
Please check them out, give the page a ‘like’ and share the link with anyone who might enjoy reading them. 

The greatest inspiration for any writer is to know people enjoy reading their work. To paraphrase a certain robot ‘Feedback, Feedback, I need Feedback.’ 😀
Please feel free to comment, either here or on Facebook.

A review of my books on Amazon would be icing on the cake.
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I’m still a novice on all things bloggish and would welcome any suggestions, either for improving the site, or themes for stories you would like me to write for you.
Free, gratis and for nothing.  
The only ‘charge’ would be spreading the word to encourage others to read my work. 😀 

Thanks for listening.

Val. 

3 thoughts on “About me – The person behind the page

    1. It’s great when I have to approve a comment and know I can say OK without having to think twice.
      Lovely to see you here Grace, and all the best with your new blog. 😀 x

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