Placing Bets

When you publish your own book or start your own company, you’re choosing yourself instead of waiting for someone else to choose you.

For most people, stepping out and betting on yourself is a terrifying thing to do.

But if you don’t think you’re worth the risk, no one else with either.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women