Valerie Fletcher Adolph

 Val Adolph lives near the fictional town of New Derby with a couple of cats and a view of the Fraser River and the Coast Mountains. She has two adult children and two grandsons, all of whom are taller than she is.

While physically she tries to live in the 21st century, mentally she likes to century hop across the last couple of millennia. Emotionally, she is grounded (more or less) by world-class friends and family.

Val Adolph is an award-winning author with fiction and non-fiction published in magazines, newspapers and journals in Canada, the US and England. She is the author of half a dozen books and editor/author of half a dozen more.

She has published short stories, fiction for children, feature articles and a long-running newspaper column

A public speaker who has addressed large and small audiences live and on television and radio, she writes an occasional blog [ ] about speech writing.

Her interests, besides writing, are social history, storytelling and public speaking.



Bride Ship Three

Historical Fiction


Three women, determined to create a new life, face prejudice and hate, love and death in their struggle to survive.



Graved in Gold

Historical Fiction

In a gold rush town on the Canadian frontier, a young widow’s survival depends on her finding a clever killer.



Historical Mystery

Murder in a gold rush town and Nancy, intrigued by newly-arrived veiled lady, must search for the truth.








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