Dr. Valerie J. Mikles is a PhD astronomer who defected from academia to work on weather satellites for NOAA. While developing her sci-fi novels, she wrote and produced a series of comedic films about asexuals surviving the hypersexual world, inspired by her own journey. In addition to her New Dawn series, she is excited to debut at RavenCon The Qinali Virus—the story of an astral-projecting asexual on a quest to save the human race from extinction.