Valerie Finnigan was born in Glendale, California, where she quickly developed a ravenous appetite for adventure, a taste for science fiction, fantasy, horror, and suspense, and a mind buzzing with big dreams. Some of those dreams led her to make her home in the wilds of Idaho. Some led to her into firefighting and emergency services. But other dreams (and nightmares) gradually found their way into writing. She has been privileged to work on Untold Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, KW60, Worst Case Scenario: Outbreak, and other projects still in development.