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Val Bjerke

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DANNY ‘short for nothing’

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It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. Final Countdown, the latest title from Val Bjerke.

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If you are looking for a good read, this one will fill the bill. Enough intrigue to keep you turning the pages, and enough excitement to keep your interest to the end. Didn't want to put it down!  

Marilyn

Also available - Realdog Beta Reading Service

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What I Offer:

Beta Reading Services

Flat Rate: 75.00 for up to 100,000 words.

Honest and unbiased feedback. Synopsis on overall impression and readability. Will point out plot inconsistencies, timeline issues, redundancy, pacing issues. Will comment on character believability, connection. Obvious structural and dialogue issues.

 

Fiction: Crime, Romance, Mystery, Suspense, Science Fiction.

Contact:

bjerke.bjerke@gmail.com

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Like many women I've done some of anything and everything of whatever I had to do in life. But that's not unique. Writing a bio about myself is awkward. Does it matter that I cook on a wood cookstove; run a chain saw; fix a car; bake and decorate a wedding cake; grow and preserve food for the family? We step up and learn to do what is needed or what sounds interesting, or fun. I am only one among many.

There should be a genre called 'life' because technically I am not trying to write about romance in the dictionary definition of the word. Romance can be a complicated, messy, inconvenient, unpredictable, irritating part of life. That's what I write about. The connection between two people that's there whether they think it is or not; the inner conflict they have to deal with as they decide if it's something they need or want; and the baggage they carry around that influences that decision. The conflict they feel when what's going on might go against societies expectations of what is normal/ right/ wrong. I also like to touch on things that stay behind closed doors (ie. abuse) because these things are literally a part of everybody's story in some way, shape, or form. My main female characters are strong, 'in your face' women because I believe deep down that's who we ultimately are as a lot. They all have flaws because we are all flawed, and I interject humour because if we can't laugh at something, we're all doomed. Laughter lightens the load.

I find people fascinating. As I move through the days, stories from the people around me morph and change into completely new characters in my mind, so I write because I have stories in my head that I need to get on paper so I can stop thinking about them. There are more stories to come - I hope you enjoy them. Stay tuned!

Val Bjerke, Author

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