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Author of the Wynter Skye Series

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Valencia Weaver

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I am a native of Oakwood, GA. I have two adult children, Keeniel and Mia, granddaughter Wynter Skye, and a German Shepherd named Milo. I graduated from the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa campus with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Georgia State University with a Master of Science in nursing. I have been a registered nurse for over thirty-five years, a nurse practitioner for fifteen years, and a military trauma nurse for over eleven years. I have published a DNP scholarly project in a Urologic Nursing journal and presented multiple nursing research studies at nursing conferences. Currently, I work at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center in the Home-Based Primary Care Program, caring for military Veterans.
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After returning from Afghanistan, I enjoyed spending time with her only grandchild and family.

I read to her and saw her fascination with books and reading. Although I saw this in my children, there is a difference when you see it in your grandchild. Therefore, I started looking for children’s books that I could identify with or interest me. Yes, I made it about me. Then I realized that reading gave us time to be together to bond, laugh, and enjoy each other, which was the most important. Unfortunately, on my journey of searching for an African American series for ages 0-5 years old, I found very few books.

One day, I started recalling there were no African American series books during my generation, and while I was raising my children or else, I would have purchased them. As a child, while growing up, I read Pippi Longstocking, Winnie the Pooh, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, etc. but no African American books. The vision to write short African American children’s stories based on the likeness of my granddaughter and my family started during my healing process and readjustment to society. The writing was my healing journey. Therefore, writing children’s books based on my family seems reasonable.

Helping others comes naturally to me; my goal is to educate parents and their little ones by sharing some of my life experiences as a mother and grandmother. I hope the books will inspire you, teach your little one lessons, and give all cultures a better understanding of African Americans’ family life experiences. I dedicate the books to my children, granddaughter, and future grandchildren.

Valencia Weaver

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About the Illustrator

Gaurav Bhatnagar

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Gaurav Bhatnagar is a children’s book author, illustrator and founder, ePublishingeXperts, a multidisciplinary creative studio since 2014. He has already assisted hundred of self-published authors, first time authors and indie publishers creating beautiful books.
He is always open for work; check out his links to contact him.

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