Vanessa Valiente is a young adult fantasy writer, born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Her first short story was published in The Hunted: Welcome to Whitebridge anthology.

Currently, she works as an editor for 4 Horsemen Publications, where she delights in working with emerging and established authors who have strong, diverse narrative voices, and beautiful, poetic prose. Prior to joining the 4HP team, she had spent ten years working as a freelance editor, specializing in genre fiction. Her passion is crossover young adult fiction designed for both young adult and adult audiences.

She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida with a degree in Business Marketing. She is a lifelong reader and foodie with a deep love for sushi, movies, and all things Disney. When she’s not reading or writing, Vanessa enjoys traveling the world to places like France, Cuba, Russia, and Germany (just to name a few), and hopes to one day have visited each of the seven continents.

Interested in learning more? You can follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.