Alfie Thompson received her first “we’re buying your book” call in December 1989. That first book was a Christmas story, published the following Christmas by Harlequin. Is it any wonder that she loves Christmas for more than the usual reasons? Since then, writing as Val Daniels, she has sold 9 more books to Harlequin/Silhouette, including 8 Romances, 1 Shadows (romantic suspense) and 1 Special Edition. Her books have been published in 22 languages and 32 countries. More than 5 million copies of her romances are in print.