Indie Author. Amateur Photographer. Unapologetic Eavesdropper.

What people are saying about my memoir, More Than Everything:

  • “A true adventure written so well I was captivated.”
  • “Know going in that once you pick this one up, you won’t be setting it down!”
  • “She is such an accomplished writer, very lyrical and moving.”
  • “The description was so real that I had to read these pages to others – you are there! This author is beaming with talent. I’m wishing I had another book of hers to read. Only disappointment was when I finished.”
  • “I was hooked from the beginning.”

Words every writer dreams of hearing! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am overwhelmed with all the love and support 🙂

Here, in this space, I will continue to share some autobiographical, “real life” stuff, but I’ll also sprinkle in some fiction – through bits and pieces of overheard conversations weaved into very short stories.

Enjoy…and don’t be a stranger. I’d love to start a conversation!


13 thoughts on “About

  1. Congratulations on the book! I write non-fiction; character development and dialog escape me completely. But one of my all time favorite activities is eavesdropping, and I do blog about the conversations…

    My first book is coming out in the fall!


    1. Thank you Jill! My book is non-fiction and has very little dialog….and I chose not to use quotation marks around the dialog that is there. I’d love to know what you think about my book if you get a chance to read it. So we are “sisters in crime” with our eavesdropping hobby! I look forward to reading your blog. Keep me posted about your book! Very exciting!!!


  2. I just ordered your book and can’t wait to read it! My book, When Good Boobs Turn Bad: A Mammoir is a funny take on my breast cancer experience three years ago. I am indie too. I envy those who can write fiction, but we do all write it in our heads all the time. My husband knows to keep his trap shut if we’re out to eat and there’s a good conversation nearby. Not to mention the whole boon in eavesdropping brought on by cell phones. Good stuff! http://universalmusings.com/?p=1236


    1. OMG! Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. When will your book be out? I look forward to reading it. You are a great writer. It sounds like we’ve both been through traumatic circumstances. I hope you are cancer free now. Funny…we have both trained our spouses to shut up and let us listen to other people’s conversations whenever we are out! So glad you stopped by and said hi today 🙂


    1. Thank you very much. The success of the memoir has blown me away, and I’m having fun playing with fiction in this space. Good luck with your endeavors as well! Best, Vanessa


    1. Wow! Thank you Barbie! I’m honored that you thought of me, and included me in your list of inspirational bloggers! I’ll have to figure this out and decide what to do! Either way, I really appreciate it 🙂

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  3. Thanks for following me. I don’t normally automatically follow people back, but after just a few minutes of perusing your blog and reading about your book, you got me. Looking forward to reading your words and checking out your photography (one of my biggest passions is photography). Cheers!


    1. You are so welcome! And thanks for stopping by. All of the featured photos are mine. It’s also one of my passions! So nice to meet you. I can’t wait to explore your blog more too. I feel like I’m so late to this blogging party :/


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