Spooky AuthorMonica Valentinelli is a writer and game designer who lurks in the dark. She writes both original and media tie-in fiction and works on games and comics, too. To date, she has a few dozen creative credits with more on the way.

Recently published stories and games include “Tomorrow’s Precious Lambs” for EXTREME ZOMBIES, “The Dig” for the LOVECRAFT ZINE, and the FIREFLY RPG from Margaret Weis Productions. Her debut anthology HAUNTED: 11 TALES OF GHOSTLY HORROR won a reader’s choice award in 2011. Her debut comic Man Zombie Standing was published in 2013 as part of the UNFASHIONED CREATURES: A Frankenstein Anthology. You can discover more of the author’s creative works through her fiction publications or her game publications.

Monica’s non-fiction repertoire includes online articles and print essays. She has written for sites like: HowtoWrite Shop.com, Crackle.com, SFWA.org, GeeksDreamGirl.com, and BookLifeNow.com. Her essays have appeared in books like FAMILY GAMES: THE 100 BEST and THE BONES: US AND OUR DICE.

Monica holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives with two very spoiled cats, an albino water frog, and her fiance. In addition to writing and editing, she enjoys traveling, designing jewelry, cooking, taking photos, gaming, watching anime, and hiking.

For more about the author, read or listen to an interview with Monica Valentinelli or subscribe to her blog.

Professional Affiliations

Currently, Monica is an Associate Member of the SFWA and member of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.

Awards & Accolades

    FlamesRising.com won a Silver ENnie through the hobby games industry awards at GenCon: Indianapolis in 2008.
    “Promises, Promises” won first place in a submission contest for White Wolf Publishing. The story was then published in the 2007 Spring Edition of White Wolf Quarterly.
    “Prey” won an Honorable Mention through the MIRRORMASK 2005 fiction competition sponsored by FutureFire.net.

Online Article Reprint Information: If you are interested in republishing any of Monica’s online articles or blog posts for your publication, please use the contact page to submit your request. Be sure to include the name of the website or publication and how you’re affiliated with it.

3 Responses to About
  1. Paul Onovoh Reply

    Hi Monica,
    Thanks for the many insights you posted on your website. Very helpful indeed. Keep well. /\ Paul

  2. [...] Monica Valentinelli, responsabile del prodotto, interviene sull’argomento così: [...]... imbrattabit.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/gaming-in-the-verse-firefly-gen-con-2013-exclusive
  3. [...] is a summary of a writer’s symposium hosted by Jaym Gates, Monica Valentinelli, Jennifer Brozek, a... realwriterswrite.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/understanding-pitches-and-proposals

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