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 writes under the handle, V.P. Chandler, and has short stories in the Austin Mystery Writers anthologies, Murder on Wheels (winner of the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Best Short Fiction Anthology) and Lone Star Lawless. She’s currently working on her debut novel, Gilt Ridden.
When she’s not writing, reading, or being a substitute teacher, she’s either singing with her church choir, playing percussion in her community band, making jewelry or writing music. www.vpchandler.com.