Thursday, May 29, 2008

Gracefully Book Tour in Connecticut

To all of you who live or are traveling in Connecticut, I will be at RJ Julia Bookstore in Madison on Friday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. and the Borders Bookstore in Southbury on Saturday, May 31st at 4:00 p.m.

Visit my website for an updated tour schedule.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Listen to Valerie's Interview on the Danielle Lin Show

Danielle and I had a wonderful conversation about life's experiences on her radio show on April 26th.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Readers' Reviews Praise Gracefully!

Reviews posted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble:

Think you're too old to reinvent yourself and start a new career?

Valerie Ramsey says, 'Think Again'
Margaret Ferris, A reviewer, 05/08/2008

"Valerie Ramsey is a traditional woman that every modern day person can relate to. She is a great beauty inside and out..... tenacious, unselfish and inspirational, she gives us hope and practical advise on everything from raising a family of six children to selling golf balls at Pebble Beach. Her motto 'don't be afraid to start at the bottom and work your way up' is 'spot on'. I loved it."

Motivational and Practical

"I found this book to be so easy to read with practical useful advice on creating a life that you want. It was inspirational at the same time, making me reaffirm my beliefs that one can accomplish whatever one puts one's mind to. I have passed this on to my mother and recommended to my girlfriends and aunts, but the over-riding message of this book is applicable to both genders. Worth the read. I took away tips to apply in daily life as well as future planning/dreaming." LMC, Charlottesville, VA

Wonderful and Inspiring

"This is a book that is as fresh as a glorious spring day! Valerie Ramsey and Heather Hummel are two special women who share not only an inspiring mother-daughter relationship, but also a zest for life that touches and inspires others. Beautifully written, it's a book that you'll want to read more than once."

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Gracefully Book Signing at Age Defy

For those of you in the San Jose Area (Campbell), I'll be doing a book signing at Age Defy with Dr. Arlene Noodleman, a contributor to Gracefully, on Tuesday, May 20th from 3:00 - 4:30.

For more of my book tour and media appearances, visit my website at


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Valerie's Guest Appearance on the Steven and Chris Show!

I recently finished the Canadian leg of the Gracefully tour and had a great time as a guest on the Steven and Chris show! Steven, Chris and I discussed makeup, marriage, nutrition, positive thinking, and so much more of the powerful messages written about in Gracefully!

WATCH the Video

READ the Article

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Mother's Day - And Watch the Gracefully Book Trailer

Many sons, daughters, spouses and friends have bought Gracefully for at least one mom in their life as a Mother's Day present.

Having coauthored Gracefully with my daughter, Heather Hummel, and as a mother of six and a grandmother of eight, it's incredible to think of all the mothers out there receiving the message of Gracefully on such a special day.

Thank you to all who thought of it as a gift!

For those of you who are yet to be familiar with Gracefully, you can Watch the GRACEFULLY BOOK TRAILER.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

MSN Money - Get Your Dream Job at 55

MSN Money ran an article on babyboomers who are ignoring the word "retirement" and who continue to persue new adventures in life. My story is included in the article and aligns with the message of Gracefully.


Sunday, May 4, 2008

LA Times Festival of the Book Photos

Valerie and Heather
Display inside the Borders' Tent
Signing with Martha Beck

Santa Monica Beach