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Valerie Tejeda is an author and internationally published journalist with a BA in psychology and certifications in astrology and sound therapy. She is the creator of the pop astrology brand Big Cosmic Energy.

With over 350 articles published, her bylines have appeared in publications such as Self MagazineVanity Fair, MTVTeen Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Latina, and more. She is the author of the satirical young adult urban fantasy Hollywood Witch Hunter, published by Bloomsbury in 2015, as well as the upcoming nonfiction books Self Care by the Moon and Self Care for the Signs. The first, a self-care guide teaching you how to use the moon and it's "magic" to live your best life, and a second guide tailored specifically for your zodiac sign. Both will be published by Audible Originals. Valerie's author work is represented by The Bent Agency

She's interviewed celebrities, authors, musicians, fashion designers, and professional athletes for exclusive stories and 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.

Valerie also produces custom social media content for brands and has worked with companies such as Peet’s Coffee, Sony Pictures, and more.

In addition, she is the founder and content creator/designer of Big Cosmic Energy. She has spent over a decade studying astrology as a tool for self care. Her sun sign is Scorpio.

In her free time she can often be found reading, writing music and singing, interpreting birth charts, collecting photos and documents for her ancestral tree, and also binge-watching TV shows with her husband, Brent McCluskey. 

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