Valerie Tejeda is an author, editor, and journalist. Her bylines have appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Latina, MTV.com, and more. She’s an editor/fact checker for the award-winning news publisher, Mic, and holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology.


Valerie was born and raised in California and has Mexican, Moroccan, and Jewish heritage. Tejeda (pronounced: ta-hey-da) means “yew tree” and originates from a village on the Canary Islands—a Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa.


When she’s not writing she likes to binge-watch Netflix, study genealogy, collect old family photos, and drink Peet’s coffee. Hollywood Witch Hunter is her young adult debut novel and the first book she’s ever written.


Contact Info:

Books: For anything book related please contact Valerie’s agent Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary

Journalism: Valerie currently closed to journalism pitches at this time. Feel free to Tweet her @valerietejeda with any questions or interview requests.