Vanessa Grant

“Writing fiction is a perfect life choice for someone like Vanessa Grant who can’t make up her mind what she wants to do when she grows up!”

There are so many choices and I want to do them all. In real life I’ve taken a lot of roads: I’ve studied psychology, volunteered on a crisis line and as a peer counselor for a family life organization, worked as an accountant and a software developer, taught accounting and fraud investigation at a university, and best of all–told stories about life, love, and secrets. In my stories, my heroes and heroines have lived many of the lives I’m fascinated by.

I live with my wonderful husband and two energetic Australian Shepherds on Vancouver Island … and every so often we indulge in wanderlust and leave the island to go exploring.

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

Another Red Door, and plans to take a break

  Last weekend the Pen Warriors met at the Red Door for our weekend quarterly retreat. Amazingly, this is our 44th Red Door retreat! Amazing that we’ve had the special treasure of two days of discussing all things every 3 months for over eleven years! After an evening meal of Laura’s amazing beef bourguignon we planned the weekend, caught up on our… Read more →

Best writing gifts ever - hold the $$$ and dish those stories!

Best writing gifts ever – hold the $$$ and dish those stories!

In this last post before Christmas, 2012, the PenWarriors would like to reflect on the some of the best writing gifts we’ve ever received. Gail Whitiker: Believe it or not, my first laptop. I’d been doing all of my writing on a desktop computer but when my parents moved to the West Coast, I started flying out a few times… Read more →