A writer of both fiction and creative nonfiction, Valerie Wilkinson holds an MFA from Old Donation University. Her short fiction has appeared in Water~Stone Review and Yemassee Journal, where she placed in a national short fiction contest. She co-authored Whispers from Our Soul, a book of creative nonfiction, served as a quarterly essay contributor to Moondance Magazine, and is currently working on a novel. Valerie has taught multiple craft seminars and fiction classes. She is a founding member of HRW and serves on the HRW board.