My name is L.Danny Valencia. I was born in Upstate, New York and majored in Elementary Education and then continued with a Masters in Literacy Education. Recently, I moved to the Nashville area to teach and begin my career in writing.
Although I keep my book shelves stocked with all kinds of books, I hear my students say things like “I hate reading,” or “I can’t find anything good to read.” As a teacher and an author, this kills me. I am driven to see all students enjoy reading. My mission is to keep my books readable to the reluctant and still enticing to the advanced.
My hope is for my students to enjoy reading. So to that end, I want to create an array of literature that all students can find enjoyable.
This first book series came about as a writing model for my students. When I read it my students loved it and begged me to publish it. So the following year, I began making my short story into a full-fledged book.