Welcome, Librarians!

In September 2020, Valerie Taylor published the novel WHAT’S NOT SAID (ISBN-13: 978-1-63152-745-6) through She Writes Press It's available as a paperback through both Ingram Publisher Services and Baker & Taylor and as an eBook through Overdrive and Hoopla.What's Not Said Cover


Valerie Taylor wrote WHAT’S NOT SAID for mature women who are looking to read stories about characters they can relate to.


Set in Boston, WHAT’S NOT SAID tells the story of Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman finally ready and willing to divorce her emotionally abusive husband of thirty years and move in with a younger man she met on a solo excursion to Venice. Just as she’s about to break the news, she discovers her husband has a life-threatening illness. Conflicted by her vows and a deep desire to start a new life, she’s forced to decide whose life to save—her husband’s or her own.


Read an excerpt here.


Described by readers as “sassy and saucy,” as well as a book they stayed up way past their bedtime to finish, WHAT’S NOT SAID:

  • Has received favorable praise and reviews from:

            Kirkus Reviews

            Readers’ Favorite

            Midwest Book Reviews

            Goodreads readers

  • Is internationally recognized as a 2020 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist in Fiction.
  • Will be one of Pulpwood Queens Book Club’s Bonus Book Selections in August 2021.  


WHAT’S NOT SAID is the first book in the series. The sequel—WHAT’S NOT TRUE (ISBN-13: 978-1-64742-157-1) —will release August 24, 2021.


Valerie Taylor would be honored to meet virtually with your library’s book club. Contact her through this website or directly at valmtaylor@gmail.com.


Genre: Women’s Fiction

Publication date: September 15, 2020

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-63152-745-6
Ingram Publisher Services and Baker & Taylor

Price (Format): $16.95 (Paperback)

316 pages