Val Williamson is a freelance journalist and academic. She writes for various online publications including Decoded Science and Digital Journal, and has published and had broadcast a range of short fiction.
Val became a CertEd qualified teacher decades ago, and more recently gained BA (Hons) English, followed by a PhD in Literature and Cultural History in 2003.
The subject of her thesis was the research methodology and historical authenticity of the authors of 1990s historical bestsellers, regional sagas. She published academic commentary on those in several books, including Relocating Britishness (Manchester University Press) and Judging a Book by its Cover (Ashgate).
From my website
Five hundred years of printing history in Scotland is encapsulated in Edinburgh's survival of the trials, successes and pitfalls of producing bestsellers. Only fifty years after Gutenberg printed his bible using moveable type, King James IV of Scotland granted permission for Walter Chepman and[...]
This review first appeared at Suit101.com in October2009. The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot This graphic novel for young adults is used for therapy in child abuse centres across the world but its visual artistry makes it a storytelling classic. Picture Credit: Recent Dark Horse edition ©[...]
My own personal writing journey during the making of this movie on release London 13 December 2012. Hobbit Movie New Wellington Casting Call – Only Elves Need Apply With The Hobbit movies about to begin filming in Wellington, New Zealand, a casting call goes out for actors to play elven…