When I'm not growing the Author's Ink business, I enjoy writing fiction and creating low/no content journals. Until recently, I always categorized my stories and novels as literary fiction with bits of magical realism and suspense. These days, I've decided my work fits best in the mainstream fiction genre. Although I've written and published some short stories, I'm a novelist at heart. To purchase a signed copy of any of my paperback books, send an email to: vjolenemiller @ gmail.com. My work is also available on Amazon.
The Calricaraq series didn't start out that way. What began as Rachel James' story has since transformed into a trilogy with an accompanying journal.
Starring Alone: Rachel James has it all, or so it seems. Until she discovers she was kidnapped at birth, and has to decide what family means to her. Thankfully she has a supportive husband and a therapist to help her through this journey.
Shooting Sdax: Starr Randel, the Bohemian style therapist who helped Rachel find herself, has traded in her Midwest living for a life in San Francisco. What's supposed to be the start of her private practice and her life with her fiance, Geoff, has spiraled out of control. Starr's inner child, Sdax, thinks death is the only answer--all she has to do is convince Starr to end it all.
Starring Alaska: Starr's wounds have healed but she's not out of the woods yet. Does her grandmother's journal have life's answers? Or will Starr have to go back to where her family started in order to go forward?
Searching Self: This multi-functional journal allows readers to write, sketch, doodle, and explore both Western and Yup'ik culture coping skills. Makes a great gift for yourself or someone you love.
Sons of Steel: Jack Jones believes the steel mills of Gary, Indiana are the key to his family's success. Will he be able to give his wife, Rhoda, and their four boys everything life has to offer?
This collection was a 2018 Jason Wenger Award for Excellence in Creative Writing and the creative work for my thesis at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Told from multiple points of view, this is the story of the Jones family and the people they meet along the way.
Happy Girl is a flash fiction piece about a girl on a bus. Will she find a better life out there than shuttling between her divorced parents' homes? (ebook)