#authorchallenge #authorcommunity

I decided to do the #authorchallenge done by @debratorreswrites

I am Valerie Marie (Furr), Collins. I was born in Tucson, Arizona but currently reside in Northport, Alabama. I am 45 years old and a loving mother of two. I began writing at a young age. In 2005, I was named Poetry.com Poet of the year for my poem Fallen Angel, written in honor of my sister in law who was murdered in 1999. In the years to come, I was published in an Anthology of theirs for my poem Inside One Another. I am a member of Realistic Poetry International, The Women of Facebook Create, and Who’s Who Among American Business Women. I also own and operate a small crochet business, Val’s Gifts of Warmth. I am currently compiling a two-part poetry book entitled My Poetic Life: Memoirs of Love and a book telling my story about living with fibromyalgia, entitled Fibromyalgia: Behind the Walls of Silence. I am looking forward to releasing My Poetic Life this fall.

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