Vanessa, who lives in the south of France, is passionate about French and Corsican history and culture. THE HOUSE AT ZARONZA is set in early 20th-century Corsica and on the French Western Front during World War I. The novel is based on an intriguing true tale that she uncovered while on vacation on the beguiling Mediterranean island of Corsica. It will be reissued with editorial changes in April 2018.
The next novel in her Tales of Corsica series, THE CORSICAN WIDOW, is set on Corsica and in Marseilles in the 18th century and will be published in May 2018. She is working on a novella about vendetta in Corsica and plans a sequel to The House at Zaronza, set during World War II.
Vanessa's short stories have won, been placed and shortlisted in creative writing competitions. They have also been published in anthologies and on websites. FRENCH COLLECTION: TWELVE SHORT STORIES, stories inspired by and set in France, was released in November 2017.
Vanessa runs a copywriting business. She also writes magazine articles on French life, having lived in France since 1997, and the art of writing. She is a member of online, ex-pat writing group Writers Abroad and the Parisot Writing Group in France. She has also been a Writers Bureau tutor.
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