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Valerie Sweeten, a native Houstonian based writer, began writing as a teen composing poetry. She went on to publish articles in local magazines while attending college until graduating from the University of Houston in 1990.

After graduation, Valerie began working as an editorial assistant for People Magazine’s Southwest Bureau in 1991 in addition to freelancing for the Houston Chronicle in 1992. While at People Magazine, Valerie published several articles including one cover/collaboration Houston based, Teen Pregnancy story, and coverage of President George H.W. Bush after his presidency.

Valerie’s work with the Houston Chronicle since 1992 to the present has covered a wide range of material throughout the Houston Ultimate Neighborhood News sections as well as their various Special Sections. Specializing in feature writing, her stories included coverage on area businesses, education, food, employment, local events, personal profiles and much more.

In 2009, Valerie was nominated for a Barbara Jordan Media Award for the Texas Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and then again in 2010. In the next few years, she became a contributor for The Buzz, a local community magazine group, the Houston Business Journal and with www.Examiner.com as their Houston City Buzz reporter.


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Shh, Listen: In the Rainforest Valerie Sweeten, Houston, Children,  B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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SynopsisThis book is the first in a series as the Grant family explores the world around us. The Grant family has the chance to explore the rainforests, and of course they say Yes! As they travel over 2,000 miles from their home in Texas to Ecuador, the parents and their four children, Noelle, James, and twins, Colton and Morgan, find adventure after adventure when they arrive and are greeted by the local people. As they begin exploring, their mother makes sure they don’t miss the best of the...

Shh, Listen: On A Safari Valerie Sweeten, Houston, Children,  B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Item #: 978-0692851609 -

SynopsisNoelle, James, Colton, and Morgan are in for a surprise when their parents tell them they're going on a safari. Follow the Grant family as they travel to Tanzania and see all of their favorite animals up close and personal. From elephants to zebras, lions, and more, the kids get the chance to experience the culture, food, and everything wonderful and exciting that comes with going on a safari. It's an adventure they'll never forget! Join them on this one of a kind journey. ...

The Donut Tree Valerie Sweeten, Houston, Children,  B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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Item #: 979-8511833255 -

SynopsisHave you ever wondered where donuts come from? Meet the creator of The Donut Tree and learn the story how they were made. It's about sharing, caring and making new friends while enjoying the best donuts you've ever tasted.