Meet Vallory Vance

Meet Vallory Vance

This morning I’d like you to meet Vallory Vance and Darcey, her heroine from “Cheers” – it’s a pleasure to welcome another contemporary writer to my blog. I have to admit, I’m more than a little curious about what she’s hiding behind that contract. Great to have you visit, Vallory, thanks for stopping by.

Vallory Vance: Thank you, Darcey for joining me. I know this isn’t our regular day to get together. (Darcey and I have been working through her follow-up story.)

Darcey St. Claire: Glad to help out, Val. Did you have something specific you wanted to talk about? You were a little vague. (Even though she’s smiling, I’m pretty sure she’s not happy.)

VV: Why don’t you start off by telling everyone about yourself?

DSC: I’m a Sales and Catering Manager for the Hayden Court Hotel located in the heart of the French Quarter, home of the famous Walk Through Time entryway and close to fabulous…

VV: I hoping you would talk about you…For instance, you have a slight accent, where are you from?

DSC: Miami…you know this…

VV: (I knew she wasn’t happy.) Readers, Darcey spent four years in Brighton, a town outside of London, England with her mother and brother while her father completed missionary work in South America.

DSC: That wasn’t your question, was it?

VV: Excuse us… (I lean in very closely and whisper, “I don’t know what’s going on, but you need to play nice. We want people to like you.”)

DSC: (I realize that, however I hate that question! I don’t have an accent.)

I don’t want to tell her that she just said ac-CENT instead of AC-cent and move on quickly.

VV: Darcey, readers meet you in a short story about your New Year’s Eve and wow you had a good time.

She laughs a loud heartfelt laugh that even makes me giggle along with her.

DSC: Yes, I had a very good New Year’s Eve.

VV: Can you tell us about it?

DSC: Vallory, I really can’t for purposes of my contract with the hotel. Let’s just say I met a guy and I’ll probably see him again.

VV: That’s right. Okay let’s try this…you recently hosted an event for Vincent Guidry, former NFL quarterback. How was it working with him as a…a client?

DSC: I didn’t work at lot with Mr. Guidry. His assistant handled most of the event. I think I may have spoken with him twice.

VV: Darcey, you’re just not helping us!

She starts laughing and I’m pretty sure this is over. She seems very happy that I’m in a quandary because of the darn hotel contract.

DSC: You know Val, I didn’t write the contract! (She falls over in a fit of giggles.)

I’m glad she thinks it’s funny. Thanks readers for taking a few minutes with Darcey and me. We hope you’ll read her initial story – Cheers.

Cheers is a contemporary romantic short story available on Amazon, All Romance and Smashwords.


As a successful Sales and Catering Manager for the posh Hayden Court Hotel located in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, Darcey St. Claire is absolutely thrilled to be working on New Year’s Eve. The commission and bonus she’ll receive from the two day Guidry Construction event will not only fund her spring trip to New York City, but buy a cute pair of shoes for the plane ride!
Her enthusiasm quickly turns to barely disguised irritation when Vincent Guidry arrives hours early for his scheduled check-in, demanding access to his suite. After he slashes the budget for the event, not even the crystal blue eyes of the former quarterback can quell the anger surging in her chest.
That is until he walks into the Chat Noir where she is trying to regroup after her irksome day.
In the private enclave known as the Cristal Room, Vincent willingly lights up Darcey’s New Year’s Eve and may have lost his heart in the process to the young woman who isn’t looking for anything serious.

About Vallory Vance

This new author is a color inside the lines Human Resources professional living in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex by day. After her family consisting of a husband of almost twenty years, three kids and two dogs have filled her evenings with laughter, she sits down to her laptop to write tales of the first moments of falling in love when nothing else seems to matter.

As a fortieth birthday present to herself, she decided to share her stories. Vallory Vance is the pen name she uses to write contemporary romances that range from sweet to spicy.

Find Vallory online:

Vallory V – A Romance Author Blog:

Twitter: (@ValloryVance)


Meet Vallory Vance — 4 Comments