Valarie J. Anderson  Author


The Footfalls of History- click on the tab above

A blog about forgotten Pearl Harbor stories and more



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

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Marconi radioman c. 1918

Radioman 6AB in progress

Submitted for publication



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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