Valerie Tejeda is a bestselling author of nonfiction and fiction books, an astrologer with a degree in psychology and certificates in astrology and music therapy, and the creator of the digital brand Big Cosmic Energy.
She is the writer and narrator of Self Care by the Signs, a #1 Audible bestseller, a #1 Amazon bestseller, an AP bestseller, and an Editor's Pick for Best of the Month. The audiobook spent over 52 consecutive weeks on Audible's bestsellers list. Valerie additionally wrote and narrated the Audible Original Self Care by the Moon, an Audible Top 10 Listen and Editor's Pick for a 2021 favorite in self-development. She is also the author and narrator of the upcoming astrology book Cosmic Care and an untitled astrology deck and guidebook that will both be published by Hay House in 2024, as well as a new Audible Original titled Happiness by the Signs that will publish in 2024.
In addition, she writes fiction novels with themes of self-discovery: the adult contemporary romance Good on Paper, a #1 Amazon bestseller and Barnes&Noble bestseller, published by Hachette's Imprint Headline Eternal and Tantor Audio in 2022, and the satirical young adult urban fantasy, Hollywood Witch Hunter, an Apple Books bestseller, published by Bloomsbury in 2015.
As a journalist, she wrote stories about well-being, astrology, and pop culture. Her bylines have appeared in publications such as Self Magazine, Vanity Fair, MTV, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and more. She's had multiple articles cited in scholarly journals, including Oxford University Press. Her story highlighting the Latino bullying epidemic in schools (published in 2013) earned her national acclaim.
She is also an astrologer who founded Big Cosmic Energy, a digital brand with content on pop-astrology and cosmic-inspired self-care. To book a one-on-one reading with Val, you can schedule it here, and you can also book her for live text readings on the Sanctuary Astrology app.
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