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, MORE magazine, 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.