Valerie Emerson was born in western Wisconsin in days of yore, growing up among the cows and cornfields. She thrived on science fiction and fantasy stories and longed for the chance to play role playing games. She played the occasional Dungeons and Dragons game in high school but didn't get to game regularly until she went to college. She attended her first gaming convention in 2011. She started to run games at conventions a couple of years later, then started writing her own adventures to run at cons and, eventually, publish. Valerie writes science fiction and fantasy fiction as well as role playing adventures and design. She has written adventures for 77 Lost Worlds, Dragonscales, and XCrawl Classics, with more in the works. Links to her published work can be found at www.valerie-emerson.com.