Valentina Kay

Italian born Valentina Kay has been working part-time as an editor and proofreader since 2007.

In 2021, she left her secure-as-hell main job as a nurse (which taught her a lot about life and death) and—at 42, mother of three—she ventured into the deep space of self-employment as a creative professional. Two years later she co-founded the storytelling studio Bee Lab and, after 15 years of practicing, she feels ready to publish her own stuff.

She has run ultratrails, walked through glaciers, climbed alpine walls and skied down them, explored strange places, swum out in the Atlantic and surfed some serious waves—and generally been around.

Currently, she lives in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, with her husband and daughters, and is saving to buy a sailboat and get around some more.