Release of  400 Friends and No One to Call (March 26 with Central Recovery Press)


Get the Funk Out! with Jeneane, KUCI, March 16

Jefferson Exchange, NPR-affiliate, Jefferson Public Radio, Breaking Through Isolation, Now and Always, March 19

Kathryn Zox Show, Voice America, April 1.

Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Arroe Collins, April 2, iHeartRadio

Mountain Life, NPR-affiliate, KPCW, Reaching Out and Being Reached in this Time of Isolation, March 25


Caregiver Solutions, Building a Support Network: Four-hundred friends and no one to call, March, 2020

AARP, Coping with Isolation During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Q&A with Val Walker by Aaron Kassraie, March, 2020

Parade, 40 Ways to Maintain Social Ties During the Coronavirus Quarantine, March, 2020

Catching Health, How Are You Holding Up?, Q&A with Val Walker by Diane Atwood, April, 2020, 10 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections in Retirement, March, 2020, Book Review by Annie Tobey for 400 Friends and No One to Call, March, 2020 

Sweety High Magazine, Q&A with Val Walker by Amanda McCarthur about how to comfort a friend, November, 2019


Please note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the following events may later be cancelled.

  • May 20th, Wednesday, 12:45-2:45pm, Edward King House, Circle of Scholars, Newport, RI, Brave New Friendships: Building Community and a Sense of Belonging
  • May 26th, Tuesday, 7pm-8pm, Camden Public Library, Camden, Maine, Brave New Friendships talk and book signing for 400 Friends and No One to Call. (Books provided by the Owl and Turtle Bookshop)
  • June 2nd, 7pm-8:30pm, ZOOM video class: Building Friendships, Fellowships and Community (even while physically distancing), Brookline Adult and Community Education
  • June 8th, Monday evening, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA: the Council on Aging and other sponsors will host a panel discussion on tackling loneliness and isolation in seniors. I will be on the panel sharing my story and other stories from my book, 400 Friends and No One to Call.


  • I am serving as a resource for All the Lonely People, a feature-length documentary with the award-winning film company, The Clowder Group.

This film explores the fast-growing epidemic of loneliness and social isolation around the world. Watch the teaser for this new film, to be released by late 2020.