Valerie attended the University of Miami, where she majored in English literature with minors in creative writing and motion pictures. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, and has taught classes in speculative short fiction writing. She also has over 15 years of experience in copy editing for individual and corporate clients.
Valerie has served as the Municipal Liaison for the Miami region of National Novel Writing Month for over a decade. She currently lives in Miami with her husband and children.