Read about Valerie's poignant journey through domestic violence in this ensemble of poetry. Accompanied by vibrant photographs that depict the emotional impact of physical and psychological abuse, Valerie takes us through her turbulent life in poetic format. As a white, Angle-Saxon, Christian woman of moderate means, Valerie debunks all the myths about domestic violence. Rhythm of My Life, initially written as a gift for an organization supporting victims of domestic violence, provides insight into the undertow of domestic violence in present society.
Valerie was born during the 'baby boom' following WWII. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree, and later her Master of Arts Degree. She is included in the prestigious publication, "Who's Who in America". She has 5 children and 6 grandchildren. She is a Christian woman who continues in her 42-year marriage to her husband.