Valerie comes from a long line of DIYers and knows just enough “How To” to be a danger to herself.* Among other projects, she has:
- wallpapered a pattern on her crooked NYC kitchen walls (um, don’t look at the seam behind the refrigerator)
- fixed her own toilet, on numerous occasions
- assembled her own furniture — we’re not talking just IKEA here, either!
- hooked up the @#$#! DVR — no mean feat with a 25-year-old TV
- built this website…
When she gets her act together, she’ll tell you about the optional apps and plug-ins she used…
*DIY projects are all great distractions from writing.
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Valerie does have associate relationships with retailers and other companies that she herself has firsthand experience with (like StudioPress, above, and various booksellers) so that if readers discover books or other goods or services here and are inspired to investigate further or buy, a “clink” might be heard in her piggy bank.