writer, gamer, candidate for ruler of westeros but doesn’t brag about it

Hello! I’m Valerie (Val for casual days, Valerie for fancy days). I left the glories of sunny Southern California in search of adventure in Manhattan, where I’m a public relations director in the video games industry. I graduated magna cum laude from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in ’13, and my time there fueled an endless passion for all forms of storytelling.

I’ve written two complete novels and am now actively working on my third. I lean heavily toward writing YA adventure novels with light fantasy elements and morally gray girls who will either kiss you or kill you. Maybe both.

When I’m not writing, you can find me playing video games, crying over a book (these characters DESERVE to be HAPPY!), or exploring a new city in search of adventure. You can catch me most on Twitter, Instagram, or my bookstagram if you love bookish content!

A few things I love:
Books: Six of Crows, The Wicked King, One of Us is Lying, Queen of Shadows, A Court of Mist and Fury, The Kingdom, The Shadows Between Us, Empire of Storms, Serpent & Dove, Siege & Storm
Video games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing, Halo 3, Fallout, Uncharted 4
Television: Stranger Things, Dark, Doctor Who (Tennant & Smith forever), Dark, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Great British Bake Off, PLL (shamelessly)
Movies: The Matrix, The Mummy, Jumanji, Ever After, Pride & Prejudice, Spider-Man: Homecoming