I'm Valarie Pearce - My hometown is Portland Oregon and I'm author & creator of several children's picture books. I write stories mixed with humor & adventure where kids are the problem solvers allowing them to own the story and the outcome, much like their lives! I believe stories that excite, engage & expand kid's minds makes them feel powerful and encourages them to create change their world! I'm super excited to have my new children's book A Bucket Full of Dreams be selected as one of Oregon Chapter's Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 2021 Newest Releases!!!