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Valerie Frankel is a seasoned ghostwriter who has collaborated with iconic celebrities and VIPs on bestselling novels and non-fiction projects, including three New York Times Bestsellers and three National Bestsellers.

Under her own name, Val’s first novel, A Deadline for Murder, sold to Simon & Schuster when she was 25. Since then, she has published an additional fourteen novels, three lifestyle guides and two memoirs. Her books have been published in scores of countries on five continents. Three of her novels—Smart vs. Pretty, The Accidental Virgin and Fringe Girl—have been optioned for film and TV productions. The Girlfriend Curse was nominated for a Quills Award in 2005. Fringe Girl and Fringe Girl in Love were nominated for Cyril Awards in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

In addition to writing books, Val is an award-winning journalist. From 1991 to 2001, she was articles editor at the Mademoiselle magazine. During her tenure, she wrote monthly advice columns on sex, men, dating, etiquette and friendship. As a freelance writer, Val has been a fixture at Self, Parenting and Good Housekeeping, as well as a contributor to nearly every major woman’s magazine in the United States, and many abroad. Her articles have been reprinted around the world, from Vogue Taiwan to Glamour Brazil to Cosmo Australia.



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"Engrossing!"—Publishers Weekly.
Nominated for a Quills Award! Now in its fourth printing! "Wickedly entertaining."—People "Draws laughs."—EW
Now in its fourth printing!
Now in it's tenth printing!
Now in its eleventh printing!
"Refreshing! Entertaining! Funny! Warm!"—PW "Hilarious! Helpful, hard-won insight!"—Kirkus
"Funny! Satisfying!"—People "Witty! Candid!"—Kirkus
Nominated for a Cyril Award!
Nominated for a Cyril Award!
Book #3 in the Fringe Girl series
Book #4 in the Fringe Girl series



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Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry (Gallery, 2018)
Kari Byron: Crash Test Girl (HarperOne, 2018)
Mia Michaels: Unicorn In a World of Donkeys (Seal Press, 2018)
John Sharp, M.D.: The Insight Solution (Hay House, 2018)
Ivana Trump: Raising Trump (Gallery, 2017)
Catherine Malandrino: Une Femme Francaise (St. Martin’s Press, 2017)
Michael Breus, Ph.D.: The Power of When (Little, Brown, 2016)
Jamé Heskett, M.D.: The Well Path: Lose 20 Pounds, Reverse the Aging Process, Change Your Life (Harper Wave, 2016)
Jeanine Pirro: He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest for Justice (Gallery, 2015)
Shay Mitchell: Bliss (St. Martin’s, 2015), A.S.A.P. (St. Martin’s, 2018)
Linda Gray: The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction (Regan Arts, 2015)
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Strong Is the New Sexy (Running Press, 2015), Baby Bumps (Running Press, 2014), Gorilla Beach (Gallery, 2012), A Shore Thing (Gallery, 2010)
Aviva Drescher: Leggy Blonde (Gallery, 2014)
Carrie Henderson and Lisa Winning, HeTexted!: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the Digital Era (Gallery, 2014)
Melissa Gorga: Love Italian Style (St. Martin’s, 2013)
Stacy London: The Truth About Style (Viking, 2012)
Big Ang Raiola: Bigger Is Better (Gallery, 2012)
Joan Rivers: Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs (Gallery, 2008)
Shannon Mullen: The Best You’ll Ever Have: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Getting and Giving Knock-Your-Socks Off Sex (Crown, 2004)

Four Of A Kind (Ballantine, 2012)
Fringe Benefits (NAL, 2008)
American Fringe (NAL, 2008)
Fringe Girl In Love (NAL, 2007)
I Take This Man (Avon, 2007)
Fringe Girl (NAL, 2006)
Hex and the Single Girl (Avon, 2006)
The Girlfriend Curse (Avon, 2005)
The Not-So-Perfect Man (Avon, 2004)
The Accidental Virgin (Avon, 2003)
Smart Vs. Pretty (Avon, 2000)
A Body to Die For (Pocket, 1995)
Prime Time for Murder (Pocket, 1994)
Murder on Wheels (Pocket, 1992)
A Deadline for Murder (Pocket, 1991)

It’s Hard Not to Hate You (St. Martin’s, 2011)
Thin Is The New Happy (St. Martin’s, 2008)
Prime Time Style (with Ellen Tien, Perigee, 1996)
The I Hate My Job Handbook (with Ellen Tien, Ballantine 1996)
The Heartbreak Handbook (with Ellen Tien, Ballantine, 1994)

“Ouch, You’re On My Hair,” Behind The Bedroom Door (Bantam, 2008)
“I’ll Have Christmas With the Works On Rye, Hold the Ham and Jesus,” The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales (Harper Collins, 2005)
“Last Licks,” Vengeance Is Hers (Pocket, 1997)
“The Ugliest Woman in the World” Phobias (Pocket, 1994)

Magazines, Newspapers and Notable Websites
American Baby
Coastal Living
Daily Beast
Dr. Oz Magazine
Good Housekeeping
High Times
Huffington Post
Ladies Home Journal
Marie Claire
Martha Stewart’s Whole Living
Men’s Health
New Woman
New York Times
New York Woman
Nick Jr.
O, the Oprah Magazine
Organic Style
Real Simple
Vanity Fair
…and others