In The Man Behind the Curtain, a silenced victim of sexual assault steps into her power, using her voice as a torch that illuminates difficult truths as well as a path forward.

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I’m Valerie, aka Val, aka Vovo. I’ve been passionate about writing since kindergarten, when my first short story — written and illustrated in marker — was graced with an “I’m Proud of You!” dinosaur stamp. I earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in creative writing from SUNY Brockport and have 15 years of professional writing, editing, and marketing experience in higher education, performing arts, and medical informatics.

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