VALERIE-ANNE BAGLIETTO was born in Gibraltar, but came to England when she was three. She wrote and illustrated her first book when she was four. It was pure fiction, about a little boy whose mother’s nose was incredibly long and spiral-shaped. The writing bug had bitten!
In 2000 she won the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writer’s Award for her first novel THE WRONG SORT OF GIRL. After three more romantic comedies published by Hodder & Stoughton, her favourite being THE MOON ON A STICK, life with her young family took over.
Valerie-Anne lives in North Wales with her husband, two sons, one daughter, two cute but perpetually hungry guinea pigs and a headful of plot lines.
These days she’s writing contemporary fairy tales set in picturebook Welsh villages inspired by her gorgeous surroundings. ONCE UPON A WINTER reached #1 in the Amazon UK Fairy Tale chart. THE TROUBLE WITH KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOUR is coming soon.