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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

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
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

4 Suggestions for Bookish New Year's Resolutions

Despite my shock and denial, it is in fact the year 2019. What even is time? It’s a construct without tangible qualities that only exists in the collective consciousness of most, but not all, human beings throughout history. But since none of us can fully escape its tyranny, why not give in to the free-floating and amorphous pressure to ... Read More

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Val O., reading

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