Valerie Valdes’s work has been featured in Uncanny Magazine, Time Travel Short Stories and Nightmare Magazine. Her debut novel Chilling Effect was named one of Library Journal’s best SF/fantasy novels of 2019, with starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. The sequel, Prime Deceptions, was published in September 2020. Valerie currently works as a freelance writer and copy editor. She lives in Georgia with her husband, children and cats.