Alisa Valdes is an executive producer of Dirty Girls Social Club, a series in development on the Starz network, based on her bestselling novel of the same name. A NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen published books, with more than 2 million in print in 11 languages around the world, Alisa has also written and sold TV scripts to Nickelodeon, Lifetime TV and NBC. A prize-winning former staff writer with both the Boston Globe and the LA Times, where she was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in features and where she was named the top newspaper magazine essayist in the nation before the age of 30, Alisa is also an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist formerly with WHDH-TV in Boston. A product of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Alisa has written cover stories for Redbook and Glamour, and her work has been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines. Alisa has been named among Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Hispanics, a Latina magazine Woman of the Year, a recipient of the Literary Achievement Award from the United States Hispanic Congressional Caucus, a Hispanic Business 100 Most influential, a CNN Most Influential Hispanic, and a Breakout Literary Star by Entertainment Weekly. Kirkus has called Alisa’s writing “Pride and Prejudice for the CNN age,” and she is proud of the fact that her commercial female friendship books are written with enough depth and nuance to be used to teach identity politics in sociology courses at Brown University.