Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold


I Asked the Wind is a journey into romance, love, and loss through poetry. Beautiful and powerful in its lyrical and simple verse, you will find yourself immersed in a world of sensuality, passion, desire, and innocence; all woven together into a tapestry of human emotion.

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Author Bio

Valerie Nifora is an author and a poet. She was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. For over twenty years, she served as a Marketing Communications Leader for a Fortune 50 using her special gift as a storyteller to inspire.

Her first book is a collection of romantic poetry that explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak, and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning 15 years. Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love.

Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married and a mother of two amazing sons.

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