Anita Valle lives near Poughkeepsie, New York, with her husband, three boys, and a sour Siamese cat. She is the author of two young-adult book series: The Dark Fairy Tale Queens and The Nine Princesses. In her free time, Anita enjoys reading aloud to her kids, watching telenovelas in Spanish, and roller skating. She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was homeschooled with her four siblings and considers them her best friends. She loves kids, eighties music, and staying inside. But she goes outside if she has to.