Valerie is a jack of all trades when it comes to creativity. As a mother of 7 she gets to use her varied talents on a daily basis, but writing is a love that she uses as an outlet for the characters and stories that her mind creates every day. Being born and raised in New Jersey has led to her having a dry sense of humor that more times than not seems inappropriate to those of more delicate temperaments. Nerdy and quirky, she loves all things sci-fi and supernatural. After Hurricane Sandy flooded her home and displaced her family her interest in disaster and apocalyptic stories peaked. She realized how terribly unprepared we are as a society for a real disaster. This led to an interest in how people would cope once help was no longer available.