Vanessa wrote her first book in 2001. She never stopped writing since. Her interests include food, graphic design, English teacups, road trips, culture, vintage art, and jazz. She dabbles in film making and editing, jewelry design, event organizing, journal making, pattern making, and other things that require her to make a list, mark her calendar, and help her believe she isn't procrastinating.

            She used to aspire to be a billionaire. Now she understands happiness is found in little things. And a delicatessen.