Valerie Valdes is most recently published in Uncanny Magazine, Time Travel Short Stories and Nightmare Magazine. Her debut novel Chilling Effect is forthcoming from Voyager in 2019.

Valerie is represented by Quressa Robinson at Nelson Literary Agency.

Valerie attended the University of Miami, where she majored in English literature with minors in creative writing and motion pictures. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, and has participated in numerous workshops with writers and editors including CC Finlay, Jeff VanderMeer, Nick Mamatas, Cat Rambo and Carrie Cuinn. She also taught short fiction writing for The Brainery, and has over fifteen years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader for individual and corporate clients.

Valerie has served as the Municipal Liaison for the Miami region of National Novel Writing Month for over a decade. She currently lives in Miami with her husband and children.