A former Special Education teacher, Vanessa earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology/Adapted P.E. from the University of Arkansas in 2009. Born and raised in Brazil, she came to the U.S. in 1995 on a tennis scholarship and currently lives in Fayetteville with her husband, sons, and three rescued pets.
Making a career change from teaching to writing and illustrating, Vanessa is now fulfilling a childhood dream creating educational children's books with fun and engaging artwork and storylines. She is the author of many children's books, including "Dragon Howl," "The Silly Potty Story (for boys)," "The Silly Potty Story (for girls)," "Crazy Town Upside Down: An Alphabet Book," and the most recent, "Dear Jesus." Vanessa is already working hard on her next book!
You can keep updated on Vanessa's future book releases and promotions at www.facebook.com/VanessaRouseBooks, or visit her entertaining and educational blog at mamabearbedtimebooks.blogspot.com.