Valerie Biamonte is an accountant by day and an author by night. Valerie has three main focuses in her writing career: Novels, Screenplays, and Children’s books. Her mystery/thriller Silent Russian, recently took 1st place in the annual Mate E Palmer Communications Contest! She's hoping to take another 1st place at the national level of the competition in September 2012. She is a member of National Women's Press Association and Sisters in Crime. Valerie’s accounting career is with the top Foodservice Buying, Marketing & Training Group in the nation, located in Illinois. Valerie is happily married to Realtor and photographer, Joe Biamonte, and has one grown son.Previous accomplishments:a) The children’s picture/story read-to-me book titled Two Dogs and a Tale, formerly published through Publish America. Valerie recently participated in Elk Grove Village’s Byrd Elementary School’s Read America, where she read Two Dogs and a Tale to 150 students.b) Recently completed and available for production is the dark comedy screenplay Business As Usual. Visit TheWoopsInc.com for the synopsis of this darkly hilarious script.c) The Ghost of Retirement Screenplay. Full synopsis for this Horror film is available at TheWoopsInc.comd) Einstein the Destroyer, a children’s story/activity book. See TheWoopsInc.come) Lost Cause a mystery/suspense novella that'll leave you at the edge of your seat!d) Attended the Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest on June 9th & 10th 2012. We had a great time at the IWPA tent on Dearborn & Polk.