About the Author
Val Edward Simone was born in Seattle, Washington, and has been writing since 1980. His works include novels, screenplays, plays, poetry, short stories, and children’s picture books. Mr. Simone has published two adult-themed action/adventure novels; a historical novel; a collection of thoughts, musings, and observations; short stories; and seven children’s picture books. He continues to work on sixteen other novels. He is also a strong advocate of early childhood reading and continues to work with schools, local libraries, and directly with children through parent-assisted workshops, helping children to discover their own creativity through reading, writing, and drawing. The printed children’s books are available through his website: www.ekidslandpublishing.com. The adult-themed books are available through his other website: www.morningsidepublishing.com. He currently lives and works in Lakewood, Colorado.