Valerie is a neuroscientist in the streets but a (book) freak in the bed. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her two dogs Winston and Riley and when not reading she is hiking, skiing, sailing, doing yoga, or cultivating a new obsession. She has a weird thing for birds. She has big dreams, like backpacking the Appalachian Trail or achieving the perfect fried egg. She has highly refined tastes in Monty Python sketches, blues, and barbecue. You should go follow her on Twitter @valeriexcm and on Instagram @vcmichael because, lets be real, baby got paperback.