||Writing is Vanessa’s passion, and she has been at it since elementary school where she wrote short stories and plays that she and her sister performed. Over the years, she put writing aside to focus on her career and raise two children, but the creative bug never left. An avid reader, she’s always dreamed of writing a novel. On her daily train commute to Washington DC, she penned The Promise Box. Self-publishing was the quickest opportunity to realize her lifelong passion, so she established SmartGirls Publishers. The Promise Box is her first novel, but she has already completed her second, a mystery called Deadly Desires, and is hard at work on her third. Vanessa resides in Maryland with her husband and family.