What readers say
Valerie Parv’s works

Just a quick note to say thanks for your books – not just your glorious romances, but for your books on the craft, and for the tips on your website. I’m a freelance writer and I had a novel published years ago, but I’ve never enjoyed anything as much as my first romance, which I’m writing now. When I get a bit stuck for ideas I go to Heart & Craft and log on to your website. Keep those tips coming.
MC (by email)

“As any reader will attest, your stories do more than entertain. They encourage the heart, reinforce important values, offer comfort during difficult times and rejuvenate and refresh readers around the world. Your stories remind us all of the transformational power of love and its ability to positively impact lives. That is a remarkable achievement.”
Donna Hayes, Publisher and CEO, Harlequin Enterprises

“Valerie Parv hits the mark with graceful writing style, charming characters and a sweet, romantic ending,”
Pamela Cohen, Romantic Times

“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

“Valerie Parv tells a wonderful story that reminds us what true romance is really about in THE PRINCESS AND THE MASKED MAN - 4-1/2 stars, TOP PICK”
Angela Keck, Romantic Times

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

“The 5 Star Club salutes our Romance authors whose sales have hit 5 million and beyond. These ladies are the legends of the Romance industry, the reigning queens of the bestseller lists, whose excellence in storytelling is matched only by their passion for romance.”
Harlequin Enterprises Limited

“Your presentation, Shakespeare and Others In Love, was very enjoyable. We received very complimentary feedback from those who attended the session. Not only did people enjoy the topic of your talk, they also responded well to your style and disarming manner.”
Ron Saunders, Library Manager, Canterbury City Council

“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

“The most interesting thing about this DIY is how Valerie helps with techniques to sell your book in 10 minutes and where and how to make opportunities for yourself to achieve your goals.”
John Morrow, Armidale Express, reviewing The Art of Romance Writing

“Ms Parv is more than a hugely successful and sought after writer, she is a mentor to many other writers, and believes in writers sharing their ideas and encouraging each other.”
Peter Clack, Canberra Times

“Valerie Parv’s friends might have to start calling the Australian romance author Madame Ambassador. Parv will be honored with the title of Australia Day Ambassador at a day of civic pride down under. The public holiday is also the nation’s largest event.”
Romantic Times

“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



Congratulations to SARINA TALIP, Canberra Times Journalist, whose extensive article about Valerie’s writing was highly commended in 2010’s ROMA awards by Romance Writers of Australia.

Valerie featured in two other articles which were also finalists in the award

Feedback from some of Valerie's past activities

On behalf of everyone at Bland Shire Council, thank you so much for your contribution to our Australia Day 2014 celebrations. We have had terrific feedback from the community and from a Council point of view you were a delight to deal with.   Craig Sutton, Community Relations Officer

"Valerie is well loved among the delegates. She was informative, but she made it fun and it didn't feel like work. Now that's an awesome presentation. She was the perfect anchor for the conference day."
Dana Scully, Coordinator, Romance Writers of Australia Claytons Conference 2013

"We really enjoyed working with Valerie and would definitely love to do more in the future with her."
"Michaela Bolzan, Director, Southern Highlands Writers Festival 2013

"Thank you, thank you for taking the time to judge and give such fantastic constructive and helpful suggestions to improve my manuscript."
"Jo McAlister, Runner-up in 2013 Valerie Parv Award.