You've arrived at / stumbled upon / are attempting to spam the website of Valerie Peterson — writer, producer, and sometimes director.

Valerie tells stories — made up and true, dramatic and comedic — through a variety of media. She is bookish and TVish, mysterious, foodish and wine-y.

A veteran of the book publishing industry and a former corporate strategist, she also uses her superpowers to help brands shape and more effectively tell their narratives, and to help other writers get their stories out into the world.

Here and on websites, in periodicals, and via social media, Valerie reports, opinionates and shares her intrepid daily adventures in NYC and beyond. (Keep in mind that while you might not count, say, a trip to Whole Foods as an "intrepid adventure," Valerie spends an awful lot of time in front of the computer.)

Valerie's Latest Adventures

pine trees in foreground, with water and mountain in background

Gone Fish Eating

Specifically, lobster, haddock, snow crab, and mussels... on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. This, a view from the Cabot Trail. ...

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Awning and flowers in front of Bookmark Book Shop - Halifax NV

Bookwoman’s Holiday

Lovely visit to Bookmark, a great Halifax, NV bookstore. Great selection, great staff! Bought a paperback of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? ...

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Glad Midsommar!

For the first time in a number of years, this half-breed-Swede is going to be out of town and miss the annual Midsummer Festival in Battery Park ...

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