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Founded in December 2019 in New York City, Valiant Scribe sits at the nexus of faith and social issues. Independent of each other and complementary of the other. It seeks to shine a light on topics ranging from mental health to climate change.

It is an initiative to raise awareness for human rights worldwide in simple, digestible works of art and literature that appeal to all. Valiant Scribe enjoys readership from one-hundred and twenty-nine countries and has published authors from eighteen countries - and growing.

Valiant Scribe is independently funded (self-funded) and is supported by volunteers.

Valiant Scribe calls to writers and artists who have a heart for the human condition.


Meet The Team

Debra Ice - Valiant Scribe Editor

Debra Ice,

Valiant Scribe is under the care of Debra, an award-winning writer, and poet who arguably loves to read more than she writes.


She co-led the Redeemed Writers Group based in New York from 2019-2023 and she was a volunteer contributor to Our Daily Bread’s youth branch: YMI (Why am I?), and its American branch: ReclaimToday from 2013-2021. 

She is currently working on a literary project. More here.

Jaime Grookett - Valiant Scribe Guest Editor

Jaime Grookett,

Guest Editor 

Jaime is an American writer and poet. She plays an editorial role at Valiant Scribe, and is in charge of digital author features, and content creation. 

In 2022, she received her MFA from Drexel University and teaches in the College of Education at Rowan University. She is an activist writing to bring awareness to social justice issues.


Currently, she is working on a short story collection and a poetry collection.


Elaine Ries,
Social Media, and Editorial Volunteer

Elaine is a Canada-based writer recently ruminating in the spaces of ecopoetics and spirituality. She was the Editor in Chief for [spaces] Literary Journal Vol 16 and is an Ekstasis Ambassador.  She assists with the Valiant Scribe’s social media accounts as well as various editorial projects.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott,
Guest Editor

Andrew is a native of Fredericton, NB, Canada.


During his time as an active poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of classrooms, judge poetry competitions as well as had over 200 hundred writings published worldwide in such publications as The Art of Being Human, Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones


Currently, he is working towards publishing a new poetry book, Letters to You.

Lyonel Hansen - Valiant Scribe Video Editor

Lyonel Laverde-Hansen,
Video Editor

Lyonel is a New-York based American writer and video editor. He has edited recent Valiant Scribe author profiles.

He is a playwright and founding member of Crossways Theatre in New York, a community-based company premiering dramatic works:

Currently, Lyonel is working on a volume of his collected poems.

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