Valerie Nifora is a best-selling and award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, who was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. She credits her Greek heritage for her love of words and storytelling.
Her first novel, The Fairmounts debuted as a #1 new release and best seller on Amazon. This historical clean romantic-suspense story follows Harry LaCroix as he returns from war looking to settle into a quiet life with his last living relative and confidant, Lois Fairmount. But his plans take an unexpected turn when he falls for a mysterious heiress with a missing fortune. The Seattle Book Review gave The Fairmounts 5-Stars stating quote the story is "a beautiful romance novel, full of suspense, mystery, tales of old legends, and so much more." The Fairmounts earned a Hawthorne Prize Award (shortlist) in 2023, Amor Award (finalist) 2023, Independent Press Award (distinguished favorite-audiobook) in 2023, and Author Academy Elite Award (honorary) 2022.
She's also written a collection of romantic poetry called, I Asked the Wind that explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning 15 years. I Asked the Wind has received a Gold Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association, a 5-Star review from the San Francisco Book Review (2019), a Top 10 Finalist for the Author Elite Awards (2020) a globally recognized honor, and a Distinguished Favorite by the Big NYC Book Awards (2020).
Unleash the Power of You, A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Sustaining Your Own Personal Brand echoes to Valerie's day job as a Fortune 50 Marketing and Communications Leader for over 20 years. She's condensed her years of award-winning experience in corporate marketing into a simple and easy process to help you create your personal brand. Her work launched as at #1 new release on Amazon in two categories.
Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married, a mother of two amazing sons, a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, and a tea addict.
Unleash the Power of You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Sustaining Your Own Personal Brand
Your career journey is your responsibility and it starts with knowing who you are and what you want. Part of that journey is your brand. When you think of a brand, do images of logos, products, commercials, and jingles come to mind? Do you create such a long-lasting impression in the minds of others?
Valerie Nifora condensed her years of award-winning experience in corporate marketing into a simple and easy process to help you create your personal brand. Through heartfelt stories and essays from corporate leaders, she demonstrates how to combine your professional experience, skills, education, and training with hobbies and passions to create your own brand.
In Unleash the Power of You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Sustaining Your Own Personal Brand, Valerie's step-by-step process helps you discover how your experiences and passions define you and influence your brand, set yourself apart from your co-workers and create a lasting impression in the minds of your employers, colleagues, and customers.
Remember, if you don't manage your personal brand, someone else will do it for you.
Published by Ethos Collective, 2023.
He's ready to hang up his uniform. Until the woman of his dreams spurs a mysterious adventure…
The turn of the 19th century. Harry LaCroix yearns to make up for lost time. After spending several years serving in the war in Africa, the English veteran is delighted to reunite with his last living relative and closest confidant. But his plans take an unexpected detour when he falls for a beautiful heiress with a missing fortune.
Embarking on his journey to unearth the truth for the young lady, the faithful bachelor unknowingly unleashes a chain of events that could lead to his undoing. But as Harry becomes embroiled in wealthy politics, a vicious rivalry threatens to turn him into a pawn in a jealous game of love. Can the devoted suitor unravel a tangle of lies and relish a newfound future?
The Fairmounts is the first book in the captivating romantic fiction series. If you like impassioned characters, mysterious revelations, and selfless sacrifice, then you'll adore Valerie Nifora's enchanting tale.
The book earned the Hawthorne Prize Award (shortlist) in 2023, Amor Award (finalist) 2023, Independent Press Award (distinguished favorite-audiobook) in 2023, and Author Academy Elite Award (honorary) 2022.
Published by Author Academy Elite, 2022.
I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry
We all seek love. Discover a journey of prose into our profoundest passions and heartbreaks. From the earliest stirrings of a new romance through the grief of loss and separation, the human experience takes us along soaring highs and deep lows. Nowhere is this more breathtakingly realized than in romantic poetry, where the mere power of words evokes feelings that cross cultures and divides. In this array of poems drawing on the natural elements all around us, you'll bask in the light and darkness of life's most intense events.
Valerie Nifora's simple poetry span over a decade of memories of emotional ups and downs. From the tingling elation of first loves to the crushing pain of breakups and loss, her beautiful lyricism will immerse you in sensuality, desire, and innocence. With Nifora's delicate touch, you'll relive those passionate minutes that stretched into hours and the tormented days that felt like years, coming out at the other end cleansed and with your spirit open to possibility.
I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is a sweeping adventure into our most basic drive for intimacy. If you like raw primal emotions, touching scenes, and joyous celebrations, then you'll adore Valerie Nifora's exploration of the soul.
The book earned the Gold Award Winner, Nonfiction Authors Association, Top 10 Finalist Author Elite Awards, and Distinguished Favorite NYC Big Book Awards 2020.