Valerie (Ringer) Monk is a researcher and writer with a background in journalism and public relations. She specialises in New Zealand commercial ceramics. Valerie has written two successful books about Crown Lynn Potteries. Crown Lynn a New Zealand Icon was a finalist in the Montana book awards. Valerie is now writing about other commercial ceramics including Orzel, Christine Harris, Clay Craft, Petra Ceramics.
Visitors Guide to Auckland Regional Parks (New Holland 2004)
Crown Lynn a New Zealand Icon (Penguin 2006)
Crown Lynn Collectors Guide (Penguin 2013)