Caroline Valentine was born and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. She enjoyed competing in gymnastics, horseback riding, soccer and field hockey in her youth. She loved to play the violin and was honored with the National School Orchestra Award.
She attended college at Northwestern University for two years where she was a member of the equestrian team. She completed her last two years at the University of Illinois (Urbana) where she studied writing, psychology and advertising. After graduating, three of her children’s picture books were published (one fiction, two nonfiction) and she was offered a position at a publishing company.
After surviving cancer, she studied holistic health and worked in the holistic health field.
Secrets of the Pyramid is her first middle-grade novel. Caroline lives in Arizona.