Valerie Tejeda (pronounced teh-heh-dah) is an author, editor, songwriter, and internationally published journalist who specializes in stories about wellness and pop culture. Her bylines have appeared in publications such as Self Magazine, Vanity Fair, MTV, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Latina, and more. Her debut novel, a satirical young adult urban fantasy called Hollywood Witch Hunter, was published by Bloomsbury and Audible. She currently has new books in the works. She is also the creator of the pop astrology brand, Big Cosmic Energy.
Valerie's interviewed celebrities, authors, fashion designers, and professional athletes for exclusive stories and she's had multiple articles cited in scholarly journals, including Oxford University Press. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in health psychology.
Valerie also produces custom content for brands and has worked with companies such as Peet’s Coffee, Sony Pictures, and more. In addition, she has worked as a social media manager and publicist.
In her free time, she can often be found binge-watching TV shows with her husband at their home in California. Valerie is represented by New Leaf Literary & Media.