Valerie Stauffer's short stories, memoirs, essays and poetry have been published in The Alembic, The MacGuffin, Inkwell, California Review (CQ), The New Laurel Review, Quiddity, RipRap, Rhode Island Monthly and The Greenwich Review. She is a graduate of Wellesley College where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Wellesley College News. She received her M.A. in the writing program of Manhattanville College.
She is a member of PenWomen, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2007 and 2014, she received Tassy Walden Awards from the Connecticut Shoreline Arts Alliance and the 2008 First Place in the Critique Circle Fiction Contest of the Richmond, Virginia, Branch of PenWomen.
In connection with Valerie's work as a technical consultant, she has attended international chemical conferences in Shanghai, Singapore, Bucharest and Moscow.
Valerie is an active civic volunteer in her hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. She is a district leader of the Representative Town Committee, serves of the Board of the Historical Society of Greenwich, and was President of the Friends of Greenwich Library and a member of the Executive Committee of the Trustees of the Library.
Among her hobbies are collecting modern American art, skiing, and cycling. She has participated in cycling trips in France, Italy, China and India.