Valerie Estelle Frankel was born at an early age. She now teaches creative writing for all ages, and composition for San Jose State University. There, she became the youngest person ever to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and was recently promoted to an office down the hall from the womenís bathroom, rather than in it. Her many short stories have appeared in over seventy magazines and anthologies including Legends of the Pendragon, Rosebud Magazine, and The Oklahoma Review. Valerieís very excited about her new book, Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody, published through Wingspan Press. Many of her short stories lurk on her website, along with writing tips, contests, giveaways, and an interactive fantasy kingdom especially for kids. Readers who long to waste their valuable time can play Chickenfeet Academy Games, check out the Henry Potty eBook, and cavort with flying pigs for hours at www.HarryPotterParody.com.