About Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman writes Regency-set historical romance novels with a focus on sharp dialogue, engaging story lines, and heroines who take matters into their own hands!

Valerie writes the Secret Brides historical romance series for St. Martin's Press.

Valerie has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in History from Smith College and has been writing and editing professionally for 15 years.

Originally from Rantoul, Illinois, Valerie lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her rascally rescue dog, Roo. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or watching PBS or crazy reality TV.

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Recent Activity

  • Valerie shared from This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
    Sometimes love does not have the most honorable beginnings, and the endings, the endings will break you in half. It’s everything in between we live for.
    Note: Beautiful words from Ann Patchett :
  • Valerie shared from The Rogue Returns (Nottinghamshire Series) by Leigh LaValle
    “The term is ‘Stand and deliver,’ or, alternately, ‘Your money or your life.’ You cannot combine them.”
    Note: .@leigh_lavalle LOVE!
  • Valerie shared from The Rogue Returns (Nottinghamshire Series) by Leigh LaValle
    “The term is ‘Stand and deliver,’ or, alternately, ‘Your money or your life.’ You cannot combine them.” “Says
    Note: @leighlavalle
(Jacksonville, FL United States)
Valerie Bowman