Valerie Estelle Frankel wrote her first novel at age 16, although she's been a storyteller since she was 5 or so. Currently, she's earning her master's in creative writing. She has been editor for four college magazines, but reserves her first love for her fantasy world of Calithwain. Valerie is submitting her latest novels to publishers at the moment. Her work has appeared in the anthology Legends of the Pendragon, as well as Strange Horizons, Jewish Community News, Zealot, Spellbound, SF Reader, Marsdust and other magazines. To glance over chapters from Valerie's novels, as well as interactive maps of her magical world, visit her website at

Reviews by Valerie include:

Star Edwards
The Emerald Crossing

Arlene Faith
Spirit of the Celtic Violin

Kevin Fisher

Hammy Hamilton
The Moneymusk

Steve Holloway
Next Stop, Seelie Court

Rahel Jaskow
Day of Rest

Ilona Knopfler
Some Kind of Wonderful

Riley Lee
Music for Zen Meditation

Oisin Mac Diarmada
Ar an Bhfidil

New Budapest Orpheum Society
Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano

Abby Newton
Crossing to Scotland

Stephen Schwartz

Of Unicorns & Jasmine: A Lover's Tale

Kathleen Swann
Seasons of Serenity, with Ken Kaufman

various artists
Cajun Music: The Essential Collection
Dreamland: World Lullabies & Soothing Songs
The Hidden Gate: Jewish Music Around the World
The Rough Guide to Native American Music
Zydeco: The Essential Collection

Hanna Yaffe
Lullabies from Jerusalem

Robert Asprin
M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action/Sweet Myth-tery of Life

Marion Zimmer Bradley
Priestess of Avalon

James Lincoln Collier
The Empty Mirror

Sara Douglass
The Troy Game#1: Hades' Daughter

Catherine Fisher

Martin H. Greenberg & Brittiany A. Koren, editors
Pharaoh Fantastic

Daniel Grotta
J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth

Christine Hoeflich
What Everyone Believed: A Memoir of Intuition & Awakening

Mary Hooper
Petals in the Ashes

Lorna Joy Knox
Flames of a Rose
Two Tales of Mystery

Mercedes Lackey
Exile's Honor
Exile's Valor

Catherine Lanigan
Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention

Denise Little, editor
Vengeance Fantastic

Diana L. Paxson
Ancestors of Avalon

Brandon A. Perron
The Quest for Truth

Tommy Tenney
Hadassah: One Night with the King

Gordon Van Gelder, editor
In Lands That Never Were: Tales of Swords & Sorcery
One Lamp