Valynne E. Maetani

Author Type: 
Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Valynne E. Maetani (pronounced Vuh-lin Mah-eh-tah-nee) grew up in Utah and obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In a former life, she was a project manager and developed educational software for children with learning disabilities. Currently, she is a full-time writer. Her debut novel, Ink and Ashes, is the winner of the New Visions Award 2013 and is a Junior Library Guild 2015 selection. She is a member of the We Need Diverse Books team and is dedicated to promoting diversity in children's literature because every child should grow up believing his or her story deserves to be told. She lives in Salt Lake City. Check out her website here.

Books: 
Ink and Ashes By Valynne Maetani Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781620142110
Published: Tu Books - June 1st, 2015

Seven Deadly Shadows By Courtney Alameda, Valynne E. Maetani Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780062570819
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 28th, 2020