Promote Yourself: Valerie Thomas

Do you enjoy reading YA?
If so, check out this up and coming young author, Valerie Thomas!

Jane Dougherty Writes

On my blog today I have Valerie Thomas, a new and very young writer. Like poet Brian Gallagher, Valerie is pretty modest and retiring. This is what she has to say about herself.

Valerie Thomas is a 20 year old author living in Colorado. Her YA novel, The Clique, is currently being edited and is slated for release December 2014.

Valerie wants to showcase a sample of her writing with this short story.

Torn: Shackles

There aren’t any sounds of movement inside. I ease the door open, hoping no one’s home. The apartment’s empty, and even filthier than I remember. The sink is piled high with dirty plates, the trash overflowing. This is no way to live.

In my mother’s bedroom, at the bottom of the closet, I find the last remnants of the package. She’s smoked or snorted almost all of it. Only a bit remains. Anger takes me…

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