V.J.O. Gardner is an award winning author of several books including ‘Dracona’s Rebirth’ published by Ink Smith Publishing. In college she studied writing and fantasy lit before graduating with an Associates degree in Communication. She has done editing, formatting and been a writing coach. Valerie has been an invited speaker at events like Comic Con, FanX and writers conferences as an expert in world building. She continues to write with help and hindrance from her cats. Although she writes Young Adult books they are loved by those who are young at heart.