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Valerie Nifora

I am an award-winning author, who was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. (No, we didn't have a diner.) For over twenty years, I've served as a Marketing Communications Leader for a Fortune 50 and a ghost writer for several executives.

My first book, I Asked the Wind, is a collection of romantic poetry that explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning 15 years. "Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love." (review quote.) I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry has received a Gold Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association, a 5-Star review from the San Francisco Book Review, a Top 10 Finalist for the Author Elite Awards a globally recognized honor, and a Distinguished Favorite by the Big NYC Book Awards.

With my first romance novel, The Fairmounts (summer 2021) I explore the universal question of can love conquer all? Told through the eyes of Harry LaCroix, who during the turn of the 20th century, enters a world of opulence and manipulation for which is not prepared. His devotion to his aunt, Lois Fairmount and his feelings for the mysterious, Mary Whitcombe drive Harry to have to make an ultimate choice in who he loves and what he’s willing to sacrifice.

I hold a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. I am married and a mother of two amazing sons who light up my world.

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