Val Rankin Prinsloo works in the corporate insurance sector in bustling Johannesburg, South Africa. Life is jam-packed with day-to-day challenges dealing with a psychosocial disability in the workplace.
Creative writing gives her fulfilment and that is how she spends any free time.
Born and raised in the so-called City on a hill, Eshowe (KwaZulu-Natal) in 1972. Those days were a far cry from city life; quite rural, where everyone knew your name and stopped to offer you a lift in the rain.
Valley of Victory is her first book in a planned series dealing with real-life situations.
Her journey through life has been a challenging yet exciting transformation. For the most part it has been spent trying to navigate through life with the conflicting nuances of a mental disability.