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Val O.

New York, NY

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Bio

Ask me about Pennsylvania.

Favorite Books

My longtime favorites include Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Recent loves are Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick and Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle.

Favorite Quotes

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." —Oscar Wilde

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Reading the Zodiac: Swoonworthy Books for Every Sign (Part II)

Sometimes the TBR piles so high, you need a bit of guidance from above. Below are our bookish picks for the last six astrological signs! (Click here for Part I!) Libra(September 23-October 22)Where one story ends, another begins.1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing ... Read More

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When Life Gives You Demons, The Hummingbird Dagger, book recommendations, The Last Word, Val O., We Are the Ghosts, reading, Mind Games, traveler
Friday, July 5th, 2019

Reading the Zodiac: Swoonworthy Books for Every Sign (Part I)

Sometimes the TBR piles so high, you need a bit of guidance from above. Below are our bookish picks for the first six astrological signs! Aries(March 21-April 19)Should she follow orders... or her heart?Paige knows exactly what she wants—to graduate from Wallingford Academy and become a pilot in the US Air Force. She’s inherited her ... Read More

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The Impossibility of Us, book recommendations, If It Makes You Happy, Val O., Rules We're Meant to Break, Risking It All, The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate, reading, Going Off Script
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Behind the Book Scenes: Repackaging the Paperback Cover for BOUND TO YOU

A manuscript lives many lives before it goes to print as a book, and a book lives a long life after it hits the shelves, too. It might seem that once a hardcover book is in your hands—a physical object—it has reached its final form. It’s categorized in a certain way and appears in a certain part ... Read More

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Alyssa Brandon, Val O., cover creation, paperback, design, Bound to You

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