Valerie Anand (aka Fiona Buckley) is a British author of historical fiction. Under the pen name Fiona Buckley she writes the series of historical mysteries, set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England, featuring "Ursula Blanchard" (whose full name is Ursula Faldene Blanchard de la Roche Stannard). Under her own name she writes historical fiction based on the royalty of England and the Bridges over Time series which follows a family from the eleventh century through the nineteenth century.
Praise for Valerie Anand
“Valerie Anand has been building a remarkable body of work, a series of historical novels that have recreated England’s history both accurately and vividly.”
—The Anniston Star (The Proud Villeins)
“Anand’s interest is in the intersection of cultures—here, Norse and Norman—which she dramatizes effectively.”
—Kirkus Reviews (The Proud Villeins)
"With a thoroughgoing knowledge of medieval life and customs, Anand weaves a moving tale of courageous men and women who, though brutalized by their surroundings, nurture the spark of hope."
—Publishers Weekly (The Ruthless Yeoman)