Valerie has always loved reading. As a teenager, she wrote her first novel for a writing contest. In college, she won a prize for a short story she had written. Valerie continued writing in university, where she studied literature and language.
Now bilingual French and English, Valeria puts her love of writing and languages to work as a translator and proofreader. While working with students in French immersion, Valerie discovered a need for good stories using vocabulary appropriate for learners of a second language, which started her on the road to writing children’s stories. Her nine-year-old son is always her first reader and critic.