Before social media, reality TV, cell phone cameras, and bottle service, Los Angeles was one girl’s paradise…

Author and Vinnie Chase, circa 2006


I guess when it comes to gangsters, I’m happy Forbes knows who to ask.

Courtesy of Forbes


Some of these were even in my Amazon cart the day I met Jeff Bezos, and he still didn’t judge me.

Photo of the Vatican Staircase by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash


Oprah drawing attention to an amazing work of fiction and coming under fire from the Hispanic authors community.


I’m totally ready for my copper room and bed now, thank you.

Photo by Ilze Lucero on Unsplash



My brother, far right, somewhere around ‘89

Valerie Michaels

Media entrepreneur and documentary film producer www.40mmmedia.com

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