Photo by Tim Brelinski and Max Boyd.

Val Brelinski was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of devout evangelical Christians. From 2003 to 2005, she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she was also a Jones Lecturer in fiction writing. She received an MFA from the University of Virginia, and her recent writing has been featured in Vogue, MORESalonVQR and The Rumpus. She received prizes for her fiction from the San Francisco Chronicle, The Charlottesville Weekly, and The Boise Weekly, and was also a finalist for the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. Val lives in Northern California and teaches creative writing in Stanford's Continuing Studies Program.

Her debut novel, The Girl Who Slept with God, is now available in paperback.



Photo by Tim Brelinski and Max Boyd.


Literary Agent
PJ Mark (Janklow & Nesbit Associates)

Allison Lorentzen (Viking/Penguin)

Kristin Matzen (Viking/Penguin)

Film & Television Rights
Janklow & Nesbit Associates

Foreign Rights
Janklow & Nesbit Associates