née, Toodles

Vanessa spent two years picking up the peelings of the best in the NYC burlesque scene and has the glitter in her pumps to prove it. 


She spent the oughts bouncing between the coasts, from Brooklyn to Seattle, with stops in Arkansas, Virginia, and Colorado, before landing in Austin, Texas. She lives with her Ron Swanson-esque husband, paper craft-obsessed daughter, and an elderly feline gentleman whose life she's plotting to upend with the introduction of a kitten.

When not writing, Vanessa enjoys reading, championing her favorite audiobooks, wielding a glue gun with unearned confidence, and the privilege of choosing her form of suffering with her fellow meat heads at Crossfit.

FUN FACT: Vanessa writes in the first person, so this has been SUPER weird for her.