Fantasy Science Fiction
How They Came to Us
Quressa found Valerie through the Twitter pitch contest #DVpit. She was immediately drawn to Valerie’s pitch—The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets Mass Effect when a smuggler endangers her crew to save her kidnapped sister—and had been looking for a fun space opera. Right when Quressa was about to buckle down and dive into Valerie’s manuscript she received word that Valerie had an offer of representiation from another agent. Quressa was on her way to a conference, but after reading the first page, immediately knew she had something special and phoned Valerie in between conference activities to offer rep.
Valerie Valdes’ work has been published in Nightmare Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS, and TIME TRAVEL SHORT STORIES. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop and lives in Florida with her husband and children. Join her in opining about books, BioWare games, and robots in disguise on Twitter @valerievaldes.