Valerie Gribben’s first novel, Fairytale, was published when she was seventeen. Through college and in medical school, she completed two sequels—The Emperor’s Realm and The Three Crowns—in this coming-of-age story, now collected as The Fairytale Trilogy. You can read more about the origins of her books here.
Valerie Gribben is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.