About

Valerie Valdes 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, with the sequel, Prime Deceptions, forthcoming in fall 2020.

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, as well as working as a copy editor.

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

Valerie is represented by Quressa Robinson at Nelson Literary Agency.

Biography

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Valerie Valdes has been featured in Nightmare Magazine and Uncanny Magazine, and her debut novel Chilling Effect was published by Harper Voyager in September 2019. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop and lives in Georgia 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, edits and moonlights as a muse. She enjoys crafting handmade bespoke artisanal curses and admiring the outdoors from the safety of her living room. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise and her debut novel Chilling Effect was published by Harper Voyager in September 2019. Join her in opining about books, video games and parenting on Twitter @valerievaldes.

Interviews and Press

“Diverse Space Opera, Fight Scenes and NaNoWriMo” (Interstellar Flight Magazine)

“Reads for the Rest of Us: September 2019” (Ms. Magazine)

“13 New science fiction and fantasy books to check out this September” (Polygon)

“The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of September 2019” (The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog)

“The Most Anticipated Sci-Fi & Fantasy” (Goodreads)

“There’s Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9’s Massive List of Fall Books” (Gizmodo)

“Handyman” (Tales from the Trunk podcast)

“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” (The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog)

“On the Smugglers’ Radar” (Book Smugglers)

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

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