Vicki Peterson is a writer with a passion for elevating disenfranchised voices. She has worked as a director of development, co-founded the story consulting company, Catharsis, and was the Program Director for both the Writing for Film and Television Program and Producing and Entertainment Program at Act One in Hollywood. She also taught Screenwriting for the B.F.A in Cinema program at Columbia College Hollywood. Her B.A. is in Theatre Arts from University of California, San Diego, and her M.F.A. is in Writing for Stage and Screen from New Hampshire Institute of Art. As a former public high school teacher, she holds two teaching credentials. She is also certified as trauma recovery coach (CTRC) from the International Association of Trauma Recovery.
Her screenplay, ZOE AND THE ZEBRA, won several awards, including “Best Screenplay” at the California Independent Film Festival and Irvine International Film Festival. Other award-winning projects include RAINBOW UNICORN HEART POWER, MIND OVER MATTER, CLEAVE, and JESUS STOLE MY BOYFRIEND. Other projects are MOTHER AT WAR, developed by Ken Stewart for film, and ALUM ROCK AVENUE, developed by Herrick Television. She developed and wrote the web series, JUDGEMENTAL MOOSE, distributed by ODB Productions, and wrote several episodes for CATHOLIC CENTRAL for Family Theater Productions. Her book, NOTES TO SCREENWRITERS, is published by Michael Wiese Productions. Vicki writes the blog, I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, and is a super-contributor for THE MIGHTY, where her articles on mental health and trauma recovery have a readership over over three million and are featured on partner outlets, such as YAHOO! LIFESTYLE, SCARY MOMMY, and TEEN VOGUE.