About

Valerie Valdes’s work has been featured in Uncanny Magazine, Time Travel Short Stories and Nightmare Magazine. Her debut novel Chilling Effect was published by Harper Voyager in September 2019 and Orbit UK in February 2020, with starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. It was also named one of Library Journal’s best SF/fantasy novels of 2019. The sequel, Prime Deceptions, was published in September 2020.

Valerie currently works as a freelance writer and copy editor. She 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.

Valerie has served as a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month for over a decade. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, watching cartoons and learning to sword fight. She lives in Georgia with her husband, children and cats.

Valerie is represented by Quressa Robinson at Nelson Literary Agency.

Biography

Short:

Valerie Valdes’s work has been featured in Nightmare Magazine and Uncanny Magazine. Her debut novel Chilling Effect was published by Harper Voyager in September 2019 and Orbit UK in February 2020. The sequel, Prime Deceptions, was published in September 2020. She lives in Georgia with her husband, children and cats.

Medium:

Valerie Valdes’s work has been featured in Uncanny Magazine, Time Travel Short Stories and Nightmare Magazine. Her debut novel Chilling Effect was named one of Library Journal’s best SF/fantasy novels of 2019, with starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. The sequel, Prime Deceptions, was published in September 2020.

Valerie currently works as a freelance writer and copy editor. She lives in Georgia with her husband, children and cats.

Long:

Valerie Valdes’s work has been featured in Uncanny Magazine, Time Travel Short Stories and Nightmare Magazine. Her debut novel Chilling Effect was published by Harper Voyager in September 2019 and Orbit UK in February 2020, with starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. It was also named one of Library Journal’s best SF/fantasy novels of 2019. The sequel, Prime Deceptions, was published in September 2020.

Valerie currently works as a freelance writer and copy editor. She is a graduate of the University of Miami and the Viable Paradise workshop and has taught classes in speculative short fiction writing. She has also served as a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month for over a decade. She lives in Georgia with her husband, children and cats.

Humorous:

Valerie Valdes lives in an elaborate meme palace with her husband and kids, where she writes, edits and moonlights as a muse. She enjoys crafting bespoke artisanal curses, playing with swords, and admiring the outdoors from the safety of her living room. Her debut novel Chilling Effect was named one of Library Journal’s best SF/fantasy novels of 2019, with starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. The sequel, Prime Deceptions, was published in September 2020. Join her in opining about books, video games and parenting on Twitter @valerievaldes.

 

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