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AUSTRALIA DAY AMBASSADOR
Under the Ambassador program, high achieving and proud Australians are invited to local communities as guests of honour at their celebrations. Valerie has been an Australia Day Ambassador since 2006, most recently to:

Armidale 2011
Narrandera 2012
Bathurst 2013
West Wyalong and Ungarie 2014
Young 2015
Lockhart 2016
Cootamundra 2017
Above: Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Administrator Christine Ferguson thanks Cootamundra’s Australia Day Ambassador Valerie Parv.
[Photo: Jeanette Lees]


MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AM)
In the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Valerie was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant contributions to the arts as a prolific author, and as a role model and mentor to new writers.


THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF AUTHORS’ MEDAL
The ASA Board awards the ASA Medal to members of Australia’s writing community who have contributed significantly to our literary culture. Valerie’s contribution was judged outstanding across the board, from the quality of her writing to her hard work in support of other authors, the principles of authorship and this organization itself.


FIRST AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR TO RECEIVE
PIONEER AWARD FROM NEW YORK

Presented to Valerie by RT Book Reviews New York at their annual Booklovers’ Convention 2011, the award honours authors who are seen as groundbreakers in the development of the romance novel throughout their careers.

 
FEEDBACK
FROM VALERIE’S BOOKS & MASTERCLASSES

Thank you for everything you shared with us and taught us in Adelaide at the Master Editing Workshop. I haven't had as productive a writing day as today for a long time.
(workshop attendee)

Five stars is just not enough. Valerie Parv has written such emotional characters that they feel very real. The emotion that exudes from this book will blow you away. You can feel the love.
(Heather, Amazon Books reviewer)

I’ve read every one of your books. I will always be rooting for you from Japan.
(Junko Kano, Tokyo)

Valerie Parv has written a guide to permanent passion, joining a wave of authors and filmmakers who are making old-fashioned romance hip again. Jane Austen fans will worship it.
(Jessica Adams, Cleo, reviewing The Art of Romance Writing)

I love everything Valerie Parv has written. She really places me in the story and I remember her characters fondly after the book has been finished. She does memorable characters and settings so well, her writing is second to none.
(Arabelle, www.eHarlequin.com)

Valerie Parv is one of the planet’s most widely read romance fiction writers. Visit Iceland, Korea, Turkey, Bulgaria or Czechoslovakia and you’ll find women curled up with a Parv saga.
(Angela Matheson, New Woman)


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LISTEN to Valerie on
ABC CONVERSATIONS
with Rafael Epstein
and Danny Katz

READ a REVIEW
on the National Library website, Trove