Victoria Zackheim is the author of the novel, The Bone Weaver, and editor of five anthologies: The Other Woman: 21 Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal; For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth About Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance; The Face in the Mirror: Writers Reflect on Their Dreams of Youth and the Reality of Age; He Said What? Women Write About the Moments When Everything Changed; Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death.
Victoria adapted five essays from The Other Woman anthology and created a play that was under development at The Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She wrote the screenplay MAIDSTONE, a feature film now in development with Identity Films, and the documentary film Where Birds Never Sang: The Story of Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camps, now airing nationwide on PBS. Victoria is at work on a play based on the memoir Entangled: A Chronicle of Late Love, as well as a Depression-era play for teenagers, and a full-length documentary exposing the link between the Nazis and thalidomide and the role of Frances Kelsey, the woman who blocked the lethal drug in the United States. Victoria teaches Personal Essay in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, is a frequent speaker/instructor at writing conferences and for women's organizations in the United States and Europe, and is a 2010 San Francisco Library Laureate.