Valerie Borey lives in Minneapolis, where she writes, teaches, and participates in various research, education, and creativity projects. She has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology (University of Minnesota, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honor Society) and an M.A. in the Social Sciences (University of Chicago). Her work has appeared in Diddle Dog, Heavy Glow, and American Nerd, the Norwegian-American Weekly, and Learning Languages Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning.