Valerie-Anne Baglietto / Lottie Cardew

Valerie-Anne Baglietto wrote her first 'book' aged four. A story about a boy whose mother's nose was incredibly long and spiral-shaped. Over twenty years later, her first published novel THE WRONG SORT OF GIRL won the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writer's Award. More recently she was shortlisted in the 2015 Love Stories Awards. 

In 2018, she was diagnosed autistic.

Valerie-Anne is a long-standing member of Novelistas Ink, as well as the bossiest (ask any of them), and lives in a very full house in North Wales. By day she can be found hunched over her desk, where, like most writers, she consumes too much coffee. By night she clears up after her husband, three children, and a ball of fluff masquerading as a Pomeranian. 

Occasionally she sleeps, or writes books under the new pen-name Lottie Cardew.