Val is a lifelong reader and writer who enjoys writing about strong, gutsy women who make mistakes and have lots of baggage.
Growing up in puritanical New England during the 1950’s-60’s she was drawn to the gothic, the secrets, mystery and the dark side of human nature. She has received an Elizabeth George Foundation grant and the Monticello Award for Fiction.
Val’s work has appeared in Scent of Cedars: Promising writers of the Pacific Northwest (Russell Dean & Company) and France, a Love Story (Seal Press/Avalon).
Her femme noir novel, Revenge in 3 Parts is available online and in bookstores and her protagonist, Angeline Porter returns in Tainted Times 2.
You can find more info on Val and all her books at valeriejbrooks.com
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Ty Connor has lived in Eugene for over 32 years and has tended bar around Eugene for over 25 of those years: he has interacted with a large volume of Eugenians at their best and their worst, drinking at the bar! Ty regularly performs as a pianist at local establishments, periodically hosts a Disney sing-a-long, is a spoken-word performance artist (comedian/poet), and has been seen “dropping his smile” while walking on the streets downtown…
Some of his favorite members of the Legion of Eugene Super Non-Heroes (…they show up late when something bad happens and offer no help):
- Whatever Man
- That Must Suck For You Man
- Bummer Dude
- Sup Dawg (Bummer Dude’s mascot)
- Sorry Bro
- Chill-Out Dude
- You Dropped Your Smile Man