Friday, April 23, 2021


In today's author spotlight, 
I shine my light on talented author,
V.M. Burns!

V.M. (Valerie) Burns was born and raised in the Midwestern United States. She currently resides in the warmer region of the country with her two poodles, Kenzie and Chloe.



November 30, 2021






Valerie graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Urban Studies. Valerie later went on to get a Master of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

By day Valerie is an Operations Manager at a call center for an appliance manufacturer. At night, Valerie writes cozy mysteries, children’s books and screenplays.

Valerie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Dog Writers of America, Crime Writers of Color, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. Readers can visit her website at


Want a chance to chat with V.M. (Valerie) Burns live?
Head over to the beachbumbookworm's channel on YouTube, Saturday April 24 at 2:00 pm est, where the author will be the special guest of 
YouTuber and cozy mystery fan, Tiffany. 

I hope to be there for the fun, and I hope you will too!
While you're there, subscribe to beachbumbookworm and click notifications so won't miss one of Tiffany's videos. 


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  1. Thank you for the spotlight on V.M. Burns and for the heads up about tomorrows event. Always enjoy this author's books! Going to try to be there.
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