Valerie Sweeten

Children's Book Author & Freelance Writer



Writing is a passion for me and has always been a joy to share stories as well as hopefully inspire others to enjoy the written word in all its forms. Please take a chance to look over the possibilities of working together whether it’s visiting your school reading my children’s books or freelancing with your company.


SCHOOL & LIBRARY VISITS: As a mother of four children, I have been an avid supporter of the importance of literacy in their lives. Encouraging others to enjoy the possibilities that are born from using your imagination would be my greatest joy by visiting your school, reading to the children and even doing arts and crafts together. Please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a reading with your students or storytime guests as soon as possible.


FREELANCE WORK: I’ve had the pleasure of working for over 20 years in the corporate media and communications industry, not to mention writing with numerous magazines and websites. As the creator and founder of the lifestyle blog,, I strive to bring more current news and events to locals in a unique approach. Contact me for more information regarding working with your company on upcoming projects either in a corporate setting or with my blog.



Come explore the rainforests of Ecuador and the safari experience in Tanzania with my books, Shh, Listen: In the Rainforest and Shh, Listen: On a Safari. Kids, teachers and librarians love them!


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