Valerie D’Orazio is a blogger, comic book & video game writer, and editor who has worked for MTV, DC, Marvel, Valiant, BOOM! Studios and Macmillan.
She started her career as an editor on comic books such as JLA, Aquaman, DC: The New Frontier, and Batman: Black and White. Valerie then went on to write comics based on characters including The Punisher, The X-Men, and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser.
From 2010-2013 she was the editor-in-chief, producer and writer for MTV’s pop-culture website MTVGeek.
Then in 2014, her comic book biography of whistleblower Edward Snowden received international online and TV press from outlets as diverse as TIME, The Guardian, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, USA Today, El Mundo, The Voice of Russia, and The Washington Post.
Her interests grew in 2015 to include science and technology, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, space exploration, and future trends. Valerie has written educational video games on topics such as future tech and the environment for the New York City and Oakland public school systems.
She currently writes Fantasy Merchant & her personal blog Butterfly Language, and does freelance writing and editing work.