S.K. is a screenwriter, author, and editor writing under the open pen name Rigel Blake.
Writing is in her blood and she's been penning stories since she was in grade school, but she decided to take an academic track out of college. She received her Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from the University of Notre Dame and has spent many years teaching literature at the university level. Her teaching career has also afforded her the chance to dabble in other subject areas that she loves to study, especially chemistry, physics, astronomy, and higher level mathematics. She brings a passion for learning and research to every project, as well as an enthusiasm for collaboration and creative thinking.
In 2012, she co-founded SisterMuses, a micro press and boutique author services firm specializing in proofreading, editing, ghostwriting, and manuscript design. She has had the joy of helping clients achieve their creative goals, and she prides herself on creating a responsive, client-centered experience in all of her coaching and editing work.
As an author, she has published three books in a sci-fi/fantasy fusion series, and she is preparing to release the first book in a new dystopian thriller series in May 2018.
In 2015, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of writing for film. Her first screenplay, a sci-fi adventure script titled Render, won the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest. She flew to L.A. for meetings and signed with her current manager, Tony Zequeira of Super-Vision. She is now in rewrites on her third sci-fi feature screenplay.
In January 2018, she made the next major step in her career. She is now the founder and CEO of her own creative productions company, Areion Media, LLC. She is very excited to use this as the launching pad for the next phase of her growth as an artist and entrepreneur.
When she's not writing or researching, S.K. is an obstacle course racer, long-distance runner, and ballerina. She also plays in a violin trio.
Name: S.K. Valenzuela
Lives in: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Author and Screenwriter
Winner -- Industry Insider Screenwriting Competition (Round 12)
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
University of Dallas (Irving, TX)