A&RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?
A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?
A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
Valley: Now that is a loaded question. Our society has developed so many skewed attitudes, I'm not sure where I would begin. We seem to have slipped back into the medieval era in some ways. I often try to deal with my feelings on stuff I see on the news by writing short stories or personal essays about it, but those are not something I share readily, at least not yet.
A&RBC: What is your favorite genre of books?
Valley: Fantasy, especially if it involves complete other worlds. It's the ultimate imaginary trip.
A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader?