Spotlight for Whats Not Said by Valerie Taylor

Join us for this tour from August 9 to August 27:
Book Details:
Book Title:  What’s Not Said by Valerie Taylor
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+,
Genre Womens Fiction, Chick Lit 
Publisher:  She Writes Press
Release date:  September 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction
2020 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist in Fiction
Chosen as an August 2021 Pulpwood Queens Book Club selection
Featured by the international NoMo Book Club in May 2021


“Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing marriage drama.”
Kirkus Reviews


Book Description:
What’s Not Said is a story about Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits.

Then again, Kassie is no angel. The separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. As she helps her husband find an organ donor, Kassie uncovers a secret, forcing her to decide whose life to save: her husband’s or her own.


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Sense-ible Benefits to Being an Author

By Valerie Taylor

Author of What’s Not Said (She Writes Press, 2020) and What’s Not True (She Writes Press, August 2021)

Everyone has a unique innate talent. Since I can’t sing, dance, or even grow a potted plant, I guess mine is writing. Since childhood, I’ve been mesmerized by the written word; and just like Thomas Jefferson, I can’t imagine living without books surrounding me.

That it took six decades for me to write my first novel and then to follow it with a sequel amazes me when I hold both books in my hands. What was I waiting for?

Since publishing What’s Not Said in the fall of 2020 during the pandemic, I have learned that I actually traded the financial services marketing career I retired from to a 24/7 author marketing career that has no retirement plan in sight!

While being a published author can be exhausting, especially when trying to balance the inner drive to write the next best seller with the demands of promoting the current titles, there are a number of benefits I could have never imagined during my years in corporate America.

Let me tap into our five senses to describe what I mean.

There is nothing better than holding in your hands the book it took years to create. Touching the front and back covers, as if they were cashmere; rubbing your fingers across the dedication in the front and the acknowledgments page in the back, all the while fearing the moisture from your fingers might smudge the ink. 

And the paper and ink of an off-the-press book has a distinct smell that you love like you love the scent of a newborn baby.

Moreover, it’s mind boggling seeing your name sprawled across the cover, on the spine, inside the book, online, on your website, in guest blogs, on the shelf of your local library or bookstore. Your fifteen minutes of fame expands for some infinite amount of time because books don’t have an expiration date! (I know my novels will still be around even when I’m not!)

Attending book club discussion groups, in-person or on Zoom, lets you hear the good, the bad, and the ugly impressions of real honest-to-goodness readers, not just the biased opinions of your relatives and friends. And through that feedback, you become better at your craft, if you accept it honestly.

Finally, no matter how many or how few books you sell, being a published author gives you a taste of satisfaction. Using your own unique talent, you’ve achieved some level of success that motivates you to sit your rear back in the chair and do it all over again—whether or not it makes any sense to you or anyone else.

You are an author. Soak in all the five senses to your heart’s content.

Please contact me at:

Follow me:

Twitter: @ValerieEMTaylor

Instagram: ValerieETaylor

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Book Details:

Book Title:  What’s Not True by Valerie Taylor
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+,
Genre Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit 
Publisher:  She Writes Press, 321 pages
Release date:  August 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M:  What’s Not True has several sex scenes and some bad language.

What’s Not True…is

 an enthralling, character-driven story that will appeal irresistibly to

 fans of women’s fiction…Taylor’s prose is crystalline…she does not 

waste words, rather using them to create a tense, nerve-shredder that 

offers full entertainment to readers.”Readers’ Favorite 5-star review



Book Description:


With her court date set for her divorce and her plans with the younger 

man in the rearview mirror, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to 

reviving her stalled career. But things get complicated when she 

unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance 

meeting there with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie 

receives two compelling proposals. Can she accept them both?

But Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be 

ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There,

 she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not

 just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the

 ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie 

discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.

Though a standalone novel, What’s Not True is the sequel to What’s Not Said (September 15, 2020).


Meet the Author:


 Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. 

Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a 

graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons 

University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in 

the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. Valerie is a 

published book reviewer with; and a member of Westport 

Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s 

Fiction Writers Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an 

expert sports spectator.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule: 
Aug 9 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
Aug 9 – Nikki’s Bookstagram – books spotlight
Aug 10 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – books spotlight
Aug 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – books spotlight / giveaway
Aug 12 – @twilight_reader – books spotlight
Aug 13 – Westveil Publishing – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 13 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – books spotlight
Aug 16 – ajbookreads – books spotlight / author interview
Aug 17 – Kam’s Place – books spotlight
Aug 18 – Celticlady’s Reviews – books spotlight / giveaway
Aug 19 – Gina Rae Mitchell – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 20 – Books for Books – books spotlight
Aug 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 24 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 25 – Sadie’s Spotlight – books spotlight
Aug 26 – Stephanie Jane – books spotlight
Aug 27 – Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews – books spotlight / author interview / giveaway


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