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Hi, I'm Val. 

I'm a singer-songwriter, actor & writer. My debut novel, The Reminders, is out now wherever books are sold.

 
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Beautiful and beguiling, a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
— Popsugar
Charming and relatable.
— Booklist
Endearing and Wise
— Eowyn Ivey, author of TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD and THE SNOW CHILD

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The Reminders is the story of an unlikely friendship between Gavin, a grief-stricken actor who’s just lost his partner, and Joan, a ten-year-old girl born with the uncanny ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. When Gavin strikes a deal with Joan – help with a songwriting contest in exchange for sharing her memories of his partner, Sydney – the duo are set on a quest that forces Gavin to not only question the purity of his past with Sydney, but the course of his own future. Told in the alternating voices of these two irresistible characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship, and renewal.

Startlingly original and deeply familiar
— Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN
Brimming with heart and soul—you really must read it!
— Garth Stein, author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
Quirky, touching and addictive.
— Library Journal (starred review)
Achingly sweet and unexpectedly nuanced ... profoundly likable pair of nuanced characters.
— Kirkus Reviews
The breezy novel raises intriguing questions about the nature of memory.
— Publishers Weekly
A delightful and entertaining novel…Emmich somehow manages to perfectly capture the inner and outer voices of these two disparate and distinct personalities.
— Ghetto Blaster