Growing up in Texas, Vala was an avid reader of sci-fi, romance and history.
After graduating from college with a double major in Communications and History, Vala now works in advertising sales in southern California. In addition to her first passion, writing, she's addicted to movies, live theater, word games and salsa dancing.
Vala is a member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, LARA (Los Angeles Romance Authors).
Tech-savvy teen Malden Montgomery leaves New York City anticipating nothing but boredom when her artist-mother brings her along on a two-week vacation to a family inn in rural Virginia. What Malden doesn't expect is the owner's 17-year-old son, Jackson, who is totally to-die-for cute. But does she dare believe him when he tells her that her room at the inn may be haunted by a young woman named Emily, who died there more than 150 years ago? Then Emily begins to communicate with Malden and she and Jackson realize they have to find a way to help Emily's ghost come back home or risk a spirit's wrath if they choose to leave her lost in the darkness forever.