Valerie Douglas- Award winning Indie Author

Valerie Douglas, one of our group and site founders, trailblazing Indie Author, support for so many, and friend to all of us, passed away in June 2023, in Italy. She had started to build a new life there, but after a bad fall, Covid and numerous infections, she passed away.

Her neighbours wish to raise money to have a memorial or headstone placed, as she’s already been buried in the village she found and fell in love with, right next to the castle she often mentioned in her final year online.

If you’d like to donate, please visit the Go Fund Me.
We will continue the group, in her memory, but we’ll be taking a bit of time, just to remember our beloved friend.