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


She currently co-leads a writers group based in New York. She was a volunteer contributor to Our Daily Bread’s youth branch: YMI (Why am I?), and its American branch: ReclaimToday. 


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. 

She teaches writing at Drexel University where she is earning her MFA in Creative Writing. 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.




Tricia Clarke,
Guest Reader

Tricia is a Trinidadian-born writer, poet, memoirist, and educator living in New York.


Currently, she is an instructional coach, curriculum developer, and teacher of adult college students and pre-service teachers.

She edits and proofreads issues of the Valiant Scribe Journal.


Andrew Scott,
Proof-reader, Data & Admin Volunteer

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 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.


Ayoade Olamide,
Social Media Volunteer

Olamide is a Lagos-based Nigerian writer, an award-winning poet and author of Poets Don't Sleep.


Currently, he studies Mass Communication in Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Nigeria, where he reports as a Campus Journalist under OOU Campus Mirror. He has his poems published on various literary journals. 

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