About the Author Valerie Webster

About the Author Valerie Webster

Rita Mars Thriller Series | Twisty Crime Thrillers | Timely Stories Based on True Experiences

Valerie Webster of Boulder, Colo. draws readers into the shadowy worlds of crime and crime fighters by using her 30+ year career in cyber and real-life security.

The result is riveting fiction based on real cases and policing applications with the main character Rita Mars—an ex-investigative reporter fighting crime around Washington D.C.’s beltway and beyond.

Webster’s debut novel Driven: A Rita Mars Thriller received critical accolades from readers, with more than 70 Amazon reviews with a 4.3-star average rating, and more than 40 Goodreads reviews with a 4.12-star average.

Driven: A Rita Mars Thriller is the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association’s (CIPA) 2022 Silver Award winner in LGBTQ fiction, with more than 6,000 copies of the thriller sold since first publishing in May 2021.  

Valerie Webster’s second book in the crime fiction series, Objects of Desire takes Rita Mars to the dark underworld of the Chesapeake Bay’s marshy swamps, with as many plot twists and turns as the wetlands weave. Objects of Desire: A Rita Mars Thriller is anticipated to publish in late 2022.

Webster is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the national and Colorado chapters of Sisters in Crime. Sign up for the blog and learn more about Valerie Webster and the Rita Mars Thriller series at www.valeriewebster.com.