Keep up to date with the latest news from Val Wood by following her Social Media platforms. You will find links to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via the links at the bottom of the page.

Val Wood at East Riding Theatre

For one night only Val Wood will be hosting a one woman show "My Life in a Book" followed by a Q&A and book signing on 27/01/22. Tickets are available here. 


Children of Fortune Paperback


The paperback edition of Children of Fortune is released on 20/01/22 and available from all good booksellers. 

Children of Fortune - Launch. 

Val's brand new novel, Children of Fortune is released on 25/11/21 and is available to pre-order from all good booksellers now. The launch event will take place at Waterstones, Jameson Street, Hull on 25/11 at 4.30pm. Val will be signing copies of the book and safety measures will be in place throughout the store. 

The Val Wood Prize 2021

The Val Wood Prize 202: Now and Then, in conjunction with Hull Libraries has now been launched and you can view the details here.

Reissue: The Innkeeper's Daughter

Originally released in 2012, the paperback edition of The Innkeeper's Daughter is being reissued with a brand new cover on 8 July 2021 and you can pre-order your copy from all good booksellers now.

The Lonely Wife Online Promo

Under the current lockdown restrictions Val is unable to meet readers face to face but she has featured on a couple of interviews that can now be viewed on the video page, where she discusses the novel, isolation and how much she misses meeting her readers. 

The Lonely Wife: 2021 Lockdown Paperback Book Launch

The paperback edition of The Lonely Wife is also launched under lockdown restrictions so there will be no book signings. The Lonely Wife is available from all good online booksellers and various supermarkets across the UK from 21 January. 

2020: Brand New Novel: The Lonely Wife.

Readers will be pleased to hear that The Lonely Wife. Due for release on 12th November and available now to pre-order from all good booksellers. Due to current restrictions regarding Covid-19, book signings are unable to be confirmed as yet but any further news will be released via this site and all of Val's social media platforms. You can also stay informed by signing up to Val's newsletter here. 

2020:The Val Wood Prize: The Next Chapter / The Yorkshire Prize

The competition is now closed and entries are currently being shortlisted. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the date for the winner's ceremony is yet to be confirmed but further information will be released via this site and all social media platforms. 

The Val Wood Trail: The Kitchen Maid

You can download the walking trail based on Val's bestselling book, The Kitchen Maid by visiting the website. 

Brand new essay.


Val's essay, Observations in the Time of Lockdown has recently been published in Sight Support magazine, if you would like to read the essay in its entirety, you can read it here


Sight Support HEY


Val is the vice president of SightSupport HEY. You can show your support by following their social media channels, which can be found via their website SightSupport. 


Homestart Hull. 

Val is a local Patron of Homestart (Hull). You can find out more about this fantastic charity and how they help families in the area by visiting their website HomestartHull. 

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