Valerie P. Chandler received her B.A. in Literature from Southwestern University and has been a paralegal, a teacher, and a rancher. The crazy escapades of ranch life, and the urge to document the fading history and culture of rural Texas, have fueled her life-long desire to write. Valerie grew up in a family involved with the criminal justice system, (parole officer, criminal justice professor, pathologist, photographer, etc.), so thinking about crime is in her blood.
She’s a member of the national organizations Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime Guppies, the Heart of Texas chapter of Sisters in Crime, Austin Mystery Writers, and a moderator for the Writer Unboxed Facebook group.
Her short story, “Rota Fortunae”, appears in the anthology, Murder on Wheels, winner of the Silver Falchion Award for Best Short Fiction Anthology, and she’s currently working on her debut novel, Gilt Ridden.
When she’s not writing, reading, or taking care of her family, she’s either singing with her church choir, playing percussion in her community band, or learning new instruments. www.vpchandler.com.