Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.“Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
Valerie Peterson’s recent film work includes being the co-writer of the short film Pretty Dead; her past short film writing & directing and feature writing have been recognized by numerous competitions such as the Sedona International Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, Cinequest, The Big Apple Film Festival and others.
A finalist for the CBS TV Writers Mentoring Program and a semi-finalist for the WGAE Made in New York TV Writers Room Mentorship Program, Valerie has a weakness for both procedurals and humor and — FYI — her novel-in-progress would make a great TV series.
Valerie is the author of the “entertainingly irreverent”* Peterson’s humor / cocktail books, and the co-author (with Janice Fryer) of Cookie Craft baking books. She occasionally writes for publications such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, etc.
Valerie is a graduate of Fordham University (B.A. English) and holds a film and TV directing certificate from NYU-SPS. Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, Valerie lives in Manhattan. She often feels compelled to write about herself in the third person.
* The Associated Press wrote that about me.