Valarie J. Anderson  Author


The Footfalls of History- click on the tab above

A blog about forgotten Pearl Harbor stories and more

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A True Story about the message that arrived too late.
On 7 December 1941, Washington sent a message to its Pacific outpost about a potential Japanese attack. All but Pearl Harbor received it in time to prepare. New information from the archives of George Street, District Manager of RCA-Communications, Honolulu exposes the fatal flaws that resulted in the surprise attack. Operational snafus, collusion, and spies weave a web of misdirection that entangles George Street and his children in one of history's biggest mistakes. Pearl Harbor's Final Warning amends the historical record by presenting unpublished material, including the original copy of General Marshall's coded message. This riveting account tells my family's Pearl Harbor story.

A spy, a family, and an island send shock waves into the future.  The Money Eater exposes the depth of Japan’s espionage effort before the Pearl Harbor attack. Self-serving Bernard Otto Kuehn, uses his children, pawns-off his beautiful step-daughter, and hides the truth from his gullible wife for money and fame.  Take a journey into America’s past and into the heart of a narcissist. It’s all true and it's available on

 Read a review by the Military Writers of America



Val Anderson 2016

 Valarie writes narrative non-fiction to indulge her love of research, archaeology, and history.  Retiring early, Valarie returned to college, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology, and has been a member of  Board of Directors for the local archaeological society.  She loves to dig up tidbits of history and unearth warriors, wrongdoers, and workaday winners.   Writing, learning,  family, and friends fill her with joy in the High Desert of Oregon. 


News & Events



Willamette Writers Conference

18 October

Book Signing


Join me from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Sisters Festival of Book for a Local authors reception and book signing of the Money Eater.  Several other authors will be in attendance signing their books too.



Join me from 4:00-5:00 at Wordstock, Portland, Oregon's Festival of Books.

I'll be at booth 65, Fields Ballroom with the Willamette Writers group. 

Workshops, speakers, inspiration, and motivation all shared with other struggling authors.  This year my focus is on slaying the technology dragon. 



Print Launch!

  The Money Eater is available on Amazon in print and on Kindle.  Next stop is Indie bookstores. I'm headed to the Dalles and Oregon's oldest book store, Klindts.



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