Selected Works

nonfiction, depth psychology, memoir, Spiritual, Relationships, Work, Health, Meaning, Techniques, Fate, Renewal, Transcendence, Timing, Earth’s soul, Dreams, Symbols, Myths, Death
SPECIAL 2016 BOOK OFFER: Your Soul at a Crossroads for half-price, $7. You might then dip into The Inner Lover and Dreaming of Animals, also related to finding inner wisdom.
Using passion as a way to self-empowerment & exceptional creativity
"Animals show us in dreams what we need to do to heal ourselves and the Earth" - James Hillman
A compendium of articles, quotes, puzzles that show how our daily activities affect ecosystems. Published by Grosset/Putnam.
That's me at age 15 - to Elvis' right
The story of a snowshoe hare surviving in its community in Glacier Bay, Alaska. A Smithsonian Heritage Book.

Email me at: valerie@​
Telephone: 406-587-3356, Bozeman, MT

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See Bio & Blurbs page for experiences people have had working with me.

Author, Editor, Coach, Naturepreneur

Email me or call to set up a free, introductory chat about any creative project or situation.
I am available by Skype too. These consultation rates are cheaper than in person. I take payment by PayPal.
I take a minimalist approach to working with people--being there when needed, but not encouraging dependencies. So, it's on an as-needed basis and costs are not prohibitive.

Click on Events to view new independent study options.

Ask for rates:
- query letters
- book proposals for fiction and nonfiction
- selecting agents & publishers
- Creating a "platform" & using social media
- Self-publishing strategic planning

EDITING SERVICES...hourly rate
- proofreading & making editorial comments
I have years of experience editing memoirs, novels, academic papers, articles in all styles. I know the adult and children's markets.

My experience includes:
* Ten books with such publishers as Putnam, Random House, Atheneum, W.W. Norton, Shambhala. Stories and articles have appeared in such magazines as Harper’s, Ms., Book Forum, New Age, and Camera 35. I have made many radio and television appearances.
* My imprint has published 18 books and received a national science award, grant from the NEA, been the subject of a PBS film documentary, and included in The Best of the Small Presses.
*Instructing for 20 years at the Long Ridge Institute on writing stories and articles for adults and children
*Editing Distinctly Montana magazine for 8 years.
*I greatly enjoy editing papers of Pacifica Graduate Institute scholars.

WANT TO WORK WITH ME? Telephone consultations & classes are available. We can work by Skype too. Payment accepted through a Paypal account. For workshops see Events page.

INITIAL HALF-HOUR FREE. I'll answer your questions, and we can discuss your needs, concerns, and budget.