Valerie Wilson Wesley

Name: Valerie Wilson Wesley

Valerie Wilson Wesley is the author of three novels, the New Jersey-based Tamara Hayle Mysteries and the Willimena Rules! series for children. Her novels and mysteries are published in Germany, France and the UK, and her nonfiction has been published in magazines such as Family Circle and Essence. In 2000, she recieved the award for excellence in adult fiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Ms.Wesley served as artist-in-residence at Columbia College in Chicago for the spring semester of 2005. She is currently an adjunct at Ramapo College in New Jersey.

Ms. Wesley is a graduate of Howard University and holds masters degrees from both the Bank Street College of Education and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is married to noted screenwriter and playwright Richard Wesley and has two adult daughters.