Valerie Ormond is a writer living in Maryland. Valerie’s novels, Believing In Horses, and Believing In Horses, Too, won Gold Medals in the Military Writers Society of America book awards and seven other first place awards in national competitions including the State of Maryland’s Touch of Class Award. Her third novel, Believing In Horses Out West, released in October 2021 as an Amazon #1 New Release on launch day.  The National Federation of Press Women awarded the book 1st Place in Young Adult Fiction, and The BookFest Awards selected it as a Second Place winner. Believing In Horses Out West was also named a Finalist in the international Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

 Her fiction and non-fiction stories have been published in books, and her articles and poetry have appeared internationally in books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs. 

Besides her writing, Valerie is a Navy veteran, owner of Veteran Writing Services, LLC, and a horsewoman.




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