Author Archives: ValeryNorth

About ValeryNorth

I overthink everything.

I am angry at Patreon AGAIN!

So 6 weeks or so ago I had a rant about Patreon shitting on their adult content Creators and putting my planned Patreon launch on hold. Last week I bit the bullet. I need some way of showing I can … Continue reading

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Novel Extract: “Karen gets her spanking”

The following is a passage from my novel Not To Choose, which is available to buy through Smashwords. It comes fairly late in the novel. Karen is Black, and in her late 30s. She made friends with Jo, the protagonist, … Continue reading

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Not To Choose is now available to buy!

So, 11 years after I started writing, I have finally finished a novel, designed my own cover, and published it via Smashwords. That is an epic achievement. There are so many things I have failed to complete, to see through … Continue reading

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Work songs in food retail

So here’s something to prove how much I dislike working in retail: I have been singing work songs to myself whenever I can get away with it, and composing them in my head. But I thought I’d share the “magic” … Continue reading

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My letter to my MP about Universal Credit

Since there has been some discussion of this, and my recent change in circumstances, I finally found the impetus to write to my MP regarding the many problems with Universal Credit and its implementation. I see in my Twitter feed … Continue reading

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Help me choose a cover design!

I am so close to being ready to launch my novel. I have a limited budget so I want to do everything myself that I can, and that includes using photos I’ve taken to create a cover design that hopefully … Continue reading

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Work and other depressing truths

[CONTENT NOTE: Depression; Brief discussion of suicidal ideation.] Things change apace for Yours Truly. I have been forced into a seasonal contract to work in the Food Hall at a well-known department store. I say “forced” because some 25 years … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS! (But not as big as I’d hoped – thanks a bunch, Patreon!)

I have HUGE news. It’s colossal. Like, really really big. Monumental. The best news. Trust me, you’ll love it. … Okay, enough with the Donald Trump impression. Here it is. I FINISHED MY NOVEL, GUYS! As in, I wrote it. … Continue reading

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What would Straight Pride look like anyway?

After reading Karen Pollock’s piece about the “Straight Pride” trope, which covers the usual (and entirely accurate) analysis of why there is no need for such a thing, I got to thinking about the question from a different angle. What … Continue reading

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On violence and punching Nazis

So yesterday, with reference (one assumes) to the antifa vs neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and the antifa vs alt-Right in Boston confrontations over the last few days, someone posted on twitter a text/postcard image of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and … Continue reading

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