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Welcome! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Wren Valentino. I write contemporary romance novels (including m/m romance). I'm a proud member of the Romance Writers of America (please support and/or join). I also write young adult fiction and stage plays as David-Matthew Barnes and I write horror films as Matthew Macola.

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You can expect lots of updates posted here about my new and upcoming projects, the contemporary and m/m romance genres (including TV, film, and book recommendations), and firsthand accounts from literary events I attend.

As always, I appreciate your interest and support.
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Update: Works-in-Progress

Just a quick "works-in-progress" update from your friend who's a romance writer. I've been working a lot on the final draft of my holiday-themed romance THE EVERLASTING GIFT. I love the story, mostly because I love my main character, Sharleen Vega. She's feisty but compassionate. She's very fun to write. Simultaneously, I'm working on my other holiday-themed romance PINE COVE LODGE. The ideas are overflowing for this one, so I might have to make some cuts, especially where a subplot is concerned. It is a bit strange writing wintry tales in August, but I love the challenge. More soon!