About Valerie Biel
Valerie Biel is the author of the award-winning Circle of Nine series with novels earning finalist status for the 2015 Kindle Book Award, the Gotham Writers’ YA Novel Discovery Contest and the Readers’ Favorite Book Award as well as earning the B.R.A.G. Medallion for both book one and three in the series. In addition to the young adult stories in the Circle of Nine World, she has also authored two middle-grade novels.
When she’s not writing, she’s working on freelance publicity projects through her business Lost Lake Press or teaching about writing topics at conferences, libraries, and schools. When Valerie’s away from the computer, you might find her working on community theater projects, local history preservation, wrangling her overgrown garden, traveling the world, and reading everything she can get her hands on. Once upon a time, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in journalism and political science. Now, she lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband and children and dreams regularly of a beautiful cottage on the Irish coast where she can write and write and write.