Valerie Thomas is an Australian writer and teacher. She has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and England, and worked for several years as a Curriculum Consultant specialising in the teaching of spelling. She has also worked in France and Norway.

Valerie is the author of the original Winnie the Witch series, which have been adapted for English Language Teaching.

She has now retired from full-time teaching and is working part-time with children who need extra help with literacy.