Vanessa A. Ryan is an actor in Southern California. She was born in California and graduated from UCLA. When not writing or acting, she enjoys painting and nature walks. Her paintings and sculptures are collected worldwide. At one point, she performed stand-up comedy, so her writing often reflects her love of humor, even for serious subjects. She lives with her cats Dezi and Teger, and among feral cats she has rescued. She is the author of A BLUE MOON, an urban fantasy, HORROR AT THE LAKE, a vampire trilogy and A PALETTE FOR MURDER, a traditional mystery. Follow Vanessa A. Ryan at http://vanessaaryan.com, http:vanessayanwriter.blogspot.com, https://www.facebook.com/VanessaRyan33 and https://twitter.com/vanesa_a_ryan.