Sally Valentine is a native Rochesterian and a retired RCSD math teacher off on a tangent of writing. Her books include five mid-grade novels, each set in a different Rochester landmark. She also has written an award-winning book of poems about places in NYS. Her latest book is Martha the Hairpreneur, the fictionized version of Martha Matilda Harper, a real woman who was hired out at the age of seven as a servant, but used an herbal formula for hair tonic, her own floor-length hair, and a lot of initiative to build a beauty empire.