Serena Valentino

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Serena Valentino is a comic book-writer, based in San Francisco, who is known for work on Gloomcookie (Artist: Vincent Batignole) and Nightmares & Fairy Tales (Artist: Camilla D'Errico).

Valentino is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty and extraordinary female protagonists. She has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past eight years with her work on the comic book series Gloomcookie and Nightmares & Fairy Tales published with SLG Publishing.

Her most recent work, Nightmares & Fairy Tales: 1140 Rue Royale, a historical horror story based on the real Madame Lalaurie, infamous for her torture of her slaves, has earned her critical acclaim in both the comics and horror domain. With art by Crab Scrambly, this series delves into the most horrific aspects of American history.

Currently Valentino is writing two new comic book series, Enchanted and Hell’s Café. Now she is returning to the fairy tale format with artist Camilla d'Errico, featuring stories about a sleeping beauty, a captured mermaid and the infamous Blue Beard.

She has also written the play The Bride of the Mummy, presently in pre-production in New Orleans. Currently she is writing two short films based on fairy-tales for the independent film company End of Sky Productions, and she has written a novel for young adults for Disney Press based on the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, entitled The Fairest of All, which was released on August 18, 2009.[1] Her latest novel for Disney Press was entitled "The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince", and is based on the character of Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast. It was released on July 22, 2014.[2] Her next Disney Press novel will be entitled "Poor Unfortunate Soul", which will be based on Ursula the Sea Witch, the villainess from The Little Mermaid. It is expected to be released sometime in 2016.

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