Valerie has always loved reading and as a teenager wrote her first novel for a writing contest. When in college, she won a prize for a short story she had written. She continued writing in university where she studies literature and language. Now bilingual French and English, she put her love of writing and languages to work as a translator, and proofreader. She spent a few years working with students in French Immersion and discovered a need for good stories using vocabulary appropriate for learners of a second language, which started her on the road of children stories. Her 9 years old son is her first reader and critic.