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A Conversation with Valerie Haynes Perry

PPN welcomes Valerie Haynes Perry, writing coach, author, and freelance indexer for our second Professional Development Conversations session.

Join us for a conversation with Valerie Haynes Perry, author of 10 books, including Write the Book You Want—Be Your Own Coach, and a motivational writing coach, freelance editor, and indexer. With over 25 years of experience, Valerie has learned what motivates authors to produce work that is both personally fulfilling and well received.

Valerie’s guidance helps writers overcome such negative experiences as stalling out, previous poor reception, and other blocks that may prevent them from completing the challenging process of writing a book.

You will come away with strategies for guiding your authors—and perhaps even yourself—toward writing their book. As Valerie says, “Everybody has a story to tell.”

The evening will begin with Valerie in conversation with the PPN ProDev team. After which, we’ll invite the audience to join the discussion with this fascinating, multi-talented publishing pro. To learn more about her work, visit

The PPN Professional Development Conversation Series helps people to strengthen their careers and expand their professional skills with the guidance of guest speakers from different areas of publishing.