Prof. Valerie Frankel
Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She’s the author of over 80 books on pop culture, including Hunting for Meaning in The Mandalorian; Inside the Captain Marvel Film; Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism; and Who Tells Your Story? History, Pop Culture, and Hidden Meanings in the Musical Phenomenon Hamilton. Once a lecturer at San Jose State University, she now teaches at Mission College and San Jose City College and speaks often at fantasy conventions. While private tutoring, she’s helped kids and teens with SATs, college application letters, and adding some sparkle to their homework essays. She’s even helped some kids write and publish full-length books!
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