Valerie Puri

Valerie Puri

As an author of both short stories and novels, she enjoys the flexibility of writing tales of any length. Her favorite aspect of writing is the ability to create something out of nothing. She loves building worlds readers can visualize and filling those worlds with complex characters and storylines. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.

In 2016, she published her debut novel, The Crimson Tree, a thrilling paranormal tale inspired by true events. The main source of inspiration for this story was a number of experiences her sister encountered in her home. She went on to publish The Dociles, book one of The Secret Archives Trilogy, her young adult dystopian series. Valerie’s work can be found in anthologies such as Demonic Anthologies, Thrill of the Hunt, and We Know the Truth, Do You? Readers can look forward to future novels and short stories with paranormal and urban fantasy aspects in the near future, including a trilogy she is co-authoring in the Dark Projects world.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, or listening to audio books. She is a Florida transplant, but part of her will always call the Midwest home.

Valerie Puri

Once Upon Academy


Following in his dad’s footsteps was the last thing Ryder Fox wanted in life. Being a master thief was his dad’s thing, not his.

When Ryder receives his acceptance letter to Once Upon Academy, he sees it as his way out of the family business. He seizes the opportunity to chase his dreams, but old habits are hard to break.

Everything goes wrong when he picks the wrong pocket: stealing Gemma Spinel’s most precious item. Her fiery stare and fierce attitude captivates Ryder. He finds himself smitten while she aims to keep her thief at arm’s length.

He must choose between doing the right thing and what he wants in life… something he never had to do until he meets the love of his life.

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