Author Archives: Val McBeath

About Val McBeath

Born and raised in Liverpool (UK), I live in Cheshire with husband, youngest daughter, and cat. In addition to family history, interests include rock music and Liverpool Football Club. Prior to writing, I trained as a scientist and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years. In 2012, I set up my own consultancy business and now split my time between business and writing.

The Story is Complete!

Nearly nine years ago, I had the notion to turn my family history into a novel. Not because I’d always wanted to be an author – the thought had never crossed my mind before – but because the story of … Continue reading

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How writing a book can take over your life…

It was way back in 2010 that I had the idea of writing a book based on my family history research. I’d never done any creative writing before and had never imagined being an author, but I had a story … Continue reading

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Author Interview

A link to an author interview I gave this week: http://www.cherylholloway.net/blog/2018/03/16/guest-author-interview-v-l-mcbeath/

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From Story to Book: Nearly There!

When I made the decision to write a book out of my family history research, I literally had no idea what I was doing. Not about writing fiction, not about Victorian-era England, nothing. All I knew was that I had … Continue reading

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A Center Stage Moment

A recent interview I’ve given about my life and inspirations as an author … http://authorsfbenson.com/2017/11/29/a-center-stage-moment-with-v-l-mcbeath/

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The Beginning of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Writing a series about my family history has taken me to places I hadn’t imagined before I started. I talked in an earlier post about how I uncovered a world where women were treated as little more than slaves and … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Condemned by Fate – The Ambition & Destiny Series by V.L. McBeath

Source: Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Condemned by Fate – The Ambition & Destiny Series by V.L. McBeath

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Access to Archives – What Price and at What Cost?

Originally posted on PastToPresentGenealogy:
Would you pay £31.50 per hour to access your local archives? This is the charge Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Services announced would apply from 21 August 2017. This eye-watering price is just to visit the archives and…

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Walk a Mile in their Shoes

“You can never truly judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” When I started researching my family history, I wanted to do more than just collect names, dates and places. I know that’s where you have … Continue reading

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Less Than Equals by VL McBeath

A post I’ve recently written for another site.

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