Obsidian Bookshelf - Val Kovalin

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my how-to write articles
my nonfiction books (HOW TO WRITE series)
my fiction list.
Site updated as of 30 November 2013

Welcome to Obsidianbookshelf.com, the author site of Val Kovalin.


I updated this site. Now Iím working on the second editions of two of my most popular nonfiction books (see below).


How to Describe Eyes and Faces, and How to Describe Hair and Skin will soon be available in second editions at Amazon.com with more content and links for the same price of $2.99 each. If you have already bought the first editions, you will be able to download the second editions for free via the Manage Your Kindle program.


Contemporary gay romance Reach for the Moon is available at Amazon.com and All Romance Ebooks. You can also check out its Goodreads page.


My nonfiction consists of the HOW TO WRITE series for fiction and nonfiction writers(see my nonfiction book list). My fiction is gay romance not intended for readers younger than age eighteen (see my fiction book list). I like humor, strong plots, vivid cultural details, and complicated characters and hope to offer you the same.

For four years, I was one of five paid reviewers for the All Romance Ebooks newsletter until the reviewing program was discontinued. I was the reviewer for the gay romance category. Currently I am the editor of the Fiction Writing topic at BellaOnline.com where I publish weekly articles, a newsletter, and forum advice on how to write fiction.

My schedule no longer permits me to accept review copies from authors, but I want to thank everyone who has trusted me to review them in the past. Thank you, also, to everyone who has reviewed my books. The only reason I don't thank you directly is to respect people's privacy to discuss books without author interference. Thank you for reading! You can find me at

my Obsidian Bookshelf Blog,
BellaOnline contact form
Amazon.com author page and Twitter . Thank you for reading, and please feel free to email me atOBSIDveekay2000emailTINY

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