Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V is for Valerie Franks #atozchallenge

Hello, I'm Valerie Franks.  Welcome to Memphis and the Providence in Ecuador Suspense series characters edition of the A to Z Challenge.

I'm from Memphis, born and raised.  I have a cameo role in the book titled Terror on the Bluff and I suspect the "terror" may apply to my father.

Growing up I knew two things to be true. My father worked hard and everyone respected him. At least that's what I thought then. Now I know, what I thought was respect was really fear.

I went to college, got a degree and passed my CPA exam. I thought he would be proud. I thought I too would have the respect my father always had if I worked hard. Boy, was I wrong. It turns out my father didn't respect me, my efforts or my hard work. It's my belief it's because I had the misfortune of being born a female. No amount of work or success was enough for my father to want me to join the family business.

I married and I have two children. I don't want them to grow up in a world of discrimination, hate, or bigotry.  Now that Daddy's in prison, I plan to make my move, and prove to this family of chauvinistic men, that women are  just as capable if not more so than they are. I bet the women in this family can run the business without ending up in prison. We just have to form a plan to take over from my brothers, uncles, and brother-in-laws. It may be the most hostile corporate take over Memphis has ever seen.

It was nice to meet you, thanks for coming by. Only four more days of the A to Z challenge and I hope you have enjoyed it.

Scarlett Loving life in Cuenca!


  1. Sounds like another nice male in your stories Scarlett. Good luck to Valerie.

  2. Can't wait to "meet" this lady in print!

    1. Valerie is in book 3 of the series which will be out soon. All of the books are available on Kindle Unlimited if you subscribe.