hi, My name is val emmich. I'm a singer-songwriter, actor & writer. My debut novel, the reminders, comes out may 30 & I'm a tiny bit excited about it. 

"QUIRKY, TOUCHING & ADDICTIVE."

- Library Journal

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.

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"Endearing and wise"

- Eowyn Ivey, author of TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD and THE SNOW CHILD

"Startlingly original & deeply familiar."

- Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN

"Brimming with heart & soul -you really must read it!"

- Garth Stein, author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

"Achingly sweet & unexpectedly nuanced.... profoundly likable pair of leading characters"

- Kirkus Reviews

"QUIRKY, TOUCHING & ADDICTIVE."

- Library Journal

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