Bio: Believes all are awkward angels. She is a published gothic poet, writer, children's ebook writer and artist.
At an early age Valerie was put on the drug Ritalin for a time to combat her dyslexia and hyperactivity. She stopped taking it due to side affects. Valerie's mother taught her read and took her to alternative treatments, which sometimes were pretty bizarre. They included breathing out of something that looked like a gas mask and crawling on special mats. She eventually fell in love with reading, and making up stories in her head.
Valerie still had problems with handwriting spelling and grammar. Naturally she wanted to become a novelist, poet and writer.
In 8th grade she wrote her first sci-fi story and was surprised that it actually got high marks even with a torn cover. She slowly learned that every child is gifted.
As a small child, Charlotte Galen believed in her beloved grandmother's tales that vampires lived. Charlotte's mother discovers Grandmother Smith telling the small Charlotte about vampires and becomes enraged. There is no such thing as vampires. Charlotte is sent to the Bad Room, a room with no windows, a room where a murder was committed. Years later Charlotte no longer believes in vampires until she meets Tassmand as both contemplate a lonely future.