The Stakes

When you decide to go after a big goal, the stakes are high. Your time, money and reputation are on the line.

When you decide not to go after a big goal, the stakes are even higher. Your self-respect, happiness and quality of life are on the line.

Whether you decide to pursue your goal or let it die, something is always at stake.

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