Welcome to my site.
I'm acknowledged as one of North America's top sex and relationships experts, specializing in those over 40 and also a journalist, speaker and radio and television personality across Canada and the U.S.
For 24 years I was the sex and relationship columnist for The Toronto Sun newspaper and was the first female sex columnist in Canada. For two years I was the host of the very successful, hour-long, live television show Dear Valerie on Rogers TV where I personally answered people's sex and relationship problems instantly with realistic honesty they could apply to their everyday lives. As a recognized expert in the field of personal dating I assist people to overcome the drawbacks and difficulties of finding that special person.
I'm also the internationally recognized expert on the subject of "Cougars" - sexy, sophisticated. independent, single women who prefer to date younger men.
I launched this social phenomenon with my best-selling book Cougar
, A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men
, a fun, entertaining and informative read about a trend that has swept the world. You can find out more about cougars and purchase the book by clicking on the sidebar link entitled Cougar.
Launched in 2002, it is currently out of print so get your personally signed collector's copy by contacting me through my website!
I have just finished my latest book - a dating guide for single women who are 50, 60 and beyond. A publishing date will be announced later.
As well I am the freelance social commentator for CHCH TV and other television appearances include NBC's Today Show, The Montel Williams Show, CBS, NBC, CBC, Comcast, The Dr. Phil Show, ABC's PrimeTime Live, Geraldo-at-Large, and CNBC's The Big Idea. I have also been a guest on Oprah Radio, XM Satellite Radio and Montel Williams Radio and am a frequent guest on radio and television shows across Canada.