Valerie Brandy is a screenwriter, director, actress, and author based in Los Angeles. She recently served as a staff writer for Walt Disney Studios live action feature division, where she continues to develop multiple projects. Her award-winning feature film "Lola's Last Letter," which she wrote, directed, and starred in, was distributed by Sony's 'The Orchard' after a successful festival run. Brandy was nominated for a Best Principal Actress Award by Los Angeles Film Review for her compelling performance in the film. As an actress, she recurred on FX's Emmy-Winning show Justified across from Mykelti Williamson.
Brandy's writing career began when she joined the Writer's Guild of America West at age twenty after a spec script sale, becoming one of their youngest members at the time. Since then, she's developed and written projects for studios and networks in multiple genres, from romantic comedies, to family films, to animated features. Her debut novel, "Animals We Are," was released in late 2019, and is the first in a thriller series.
She graduated from UCLA in three years, with honors, as a prestigious Alumni Scholar.
"... the key word when describing Brandy is unflinching."
The Huffington Post
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When Zoe and Mike head to the wilderness, they're stalked by a killer with connection to Mike's past. Sharpen your fangs... not all animals live in the forest.
Book Two in the "Animals We Are" series, available for pre-order now! Scheduled for release March 2021.
The first book in the "Animals We Are" series is coming to audio, May 2020!
Narrated by Susan Marlow.
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