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The Time Wreccas

When I am not writing...
...you will usually find me enjoying one of my many crafts, such as stained glass, woodwork, knitting, lace-making, quilting, dress-making, sculpting, and pottery. But when my children come home it's all baking, baking, baking!


Ever since I can remember my head hs been filled with intriguing characters living in weird places of my own invention. At school I used to be told off for day dreaming, but also praised for writing such imaginative stories. It was quite confusing!

International editions of The Time Wreccas and The Time Apprentice, by Val TylerI grew up, but have never stopped dreaming, and am still writing stories. I just can't help myself.

One day Puffin pinned me down and told me they wanted to publish two of my children’s stories, which were  award-nominated and translated into nine languages.

I also love telling stories and running workshops.

Val entertaining, guitar in hand.Book display for a school workshop

I have a large and lively family, plus a puppy. I used to have three dogs, but sadly they are no longer with us. If you have ever lost a dog, you will know how miserable life can be without one
Teddy, my gorgeous bundle of puppy fur
Fortunately, Teddy came along and stole our hearts. He is a tiny bundle of fun.