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Valerie Taylor is the author of two novels, What's Not Said, and What's Not True, which form the first two parts of a trilogy. Both books are published by She Writes Press and are available in print through both Ingram Publisher Services and Baker & Taylor and as an eBook through Overdrive and Hoopla.


What’s Not Said:                    ISBN-13: 978-1-63152-745-6  

What's Not True:                    ISBN-13: 978-1-64742-157-1  

What's Not Said and What's Not True Fact Sheet 
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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 from What's Not Said 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

  • Named a 2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women's Fiction
  • 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.
  • Was featured as the May 2021 selection for the international NoMo Book Club

In What's Not True, Kassie shifts her attention away from the two men in her life and commits to reviving her stalled marketing career. After a chance meeting with a colleague in Paris and a stroll along Pont Neuf, she receives two compelling proposals. Before she can grab the gold ring and have it all, Kassie must fight to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers. In time, she discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.


Praise for What's Not True includes a Readers’ Favorite 5-star review.


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
Publisher: She Writes Press

Price (Format): $16.95 (Paperback)

316 pages




Genre: Women’s Fiction

Publication date: August 24, 2021
Publisher:  She Writes Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-64742-157-1
Ingram Publisher Services and Baker & Taylor
Publisher: She Writes Press

Price (Format): $16.95 (Paperback)

322 pages