Hi! I’m Vanessa, and I qualify myself as a writer. I write in many genres and forms, but my favorite thing to do is weave together imaginary worlds, usually involving magic. I tend to write on the darker, weirder, more violent side of life—some of my favorite themes include loss, change, and coming of age. I like to dig deep into female relationships, both functional and not. I’m a big fan of dragons. Despite that I like the dark and sad and weird, there is a balance to be found. Life is full of light, and even if my characters have a hard time seeing it, I try my best to show it to them.
If you want to know more about me (the person), I’ll give you some tidbits. First, I really love tea—ALL TEA—but I can’t handle much caffeine (not very writerly of me, is it?), so I tend to stick to herbals like chamomile, lavender, rooibos. If I’m getting fancy, I like a good chai or Chinese black tea. One of my many dreams is to one day own a bookstore/teashop. I also have a husband and a very inconsiderate cat.