Valerie Goldstein is a writer, social worker, wife, and mother of three children. In the year 2000, Valerie was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident, leaving her an incomplete quadriplegic. After attending Stony Brook University for her undergraduate and Master’s degree, she found solace in writing. In addition to being a children’s book author, Valerie has written various works on different abilities. Valerie also conducts presentations on different abilities for children at the elementary and preschool age level, and takes part in public speaking engagements. Her favorite pastime is visiting local libraries and bookstores with her children, enjoying the theater, and handcycling on the boardwalk.