About

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

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 taught classes in speculative short fiction writing. She also has over 15 years of experience in copyediting 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.

Valerie is represented by Quressa Robinson at Nelson Literary Agency.

Biography

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Valerie Valdes’s work has been published in Nightmare Magazine and Uncanny Magazine, and her debut novel Chilling Effect is forthcoming from Harper Voyager in September 2019. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop and lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and children.

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Valerie Valdes lives in an elaborate meme palace with her husband and kids, where she writes, copyedits and moonlights as a muse. She enjoys crafting handmade bespoke artisanal curses and telling her friends how amazing they are. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise and her debut novel Chilling Effect is forthcoming from Harper Voyager in September 2019. Join her in opining about books, video games and parenting on Twitter @valerievaldes.

Interviews and Press

“Space Opera Is Having a Moment and We Love It” (Interstellar Flight Magazine)

“Say Hello to 25 Science Fiction & Fantasy Debuts That Will Transform Your 2019” (Barnes and Noble)

“On the Smugglers’ Radar” (Book Smugglers)

A #DVpit Success Story: Interview with Valerie Valdes and Quressa Robinson

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