Meet the Miles Across America team

The Miles Across America team is a family affair!

Valerie Woebkenberg is a wife, mother, teacher, and writer. She and her husband live in Cincinnati, Ohio and have three grown children. She enjoyed a full-time teaching career helping young students to love reading and learning. Valerie enjoys travel, seeking new adventures for herself-and for Miles.

Michael Woebkenberg is the co-author of Miles on the Mayflower, the first book in the Miles Across America series. He is an avid hiker and camper. His interest in early American history and his adventurous spirit have led him on his own travels.

Eric Woebkenberg is the co-author of Miles’ First Flight, the newest story in the Miles Across America series. When not writing about Miles’ adventures, Eric enjoys mountain biking, building Lego sets, playing the drums, and spending time with his dog, Tucker.

Emily Woebkenberg is currently working on some adventures of her own. She is a teacher who works with Kindergarten students. She also teaches dance and hopes to bring her love of dance into the lives of young dancers.

Elizabeth Guilford brings the Miles Across America stories to life with her hand painted illustrations. She works full-time as an artist and has illustrated numerous children’s books. When not painting, Elizabeth enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with her three cats.