Val Cavalheri has over 30 years of experience in the publishing world previously working at Viking Press/Penguin Books in New York City and as the Editor for three Northern Virginia magazines. She is a prolific writer and has reported for the Washington Post–Loudoun Edition, written articles for various magazines and technical manuals and training for businesses. Val is also a talented and award winning photographer whose work has been featured both on magazine covers, and in several published books. She is a lover of life, hopeless romantic, wife and mother of two boys. Val is currently working on her first novel The Name of My Father, to be published in 2015.