Obtaining her college degree, then joining the military changed her life. Giving her the confidence to pursue writing–which isn’t something her family sees as a conventional job. As a Black, queer woman, and military veteran, her life experiences helped shape her writing and creativity. What she’s learned about movies through film journalism has been invaluable.
Valerie is now an Associate Editor at Deadline. Her seven years of freelance film writing experience amassed some impressive bylines for her resume, such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Collider, Conde Nast, Harper’s Bazaar, and many others.
In addition, Valerie is represented by literary agent Claire Draper at The Bent Agency with a two-book contract of action/adventure graphic novels, and has film agent, Tara Timinsky, at Grandview Management.
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