Jenny Valdez is a writer, painter, illustrator, and former Miss Nevada USA 2002 and Miss Las Vegas 2000. She creates books based on family pets and tours elementary schools with her A.B.C.D. Reading Program. She also enjoys painting with oils and animals are her biggest muses. Her paintings are described as illustrative and modern. Valdez has a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For more information, check out www.jennyvaldez.com.