Meet Vanessa


I’m a writer of romantic fiction, and lover of tea, cake and car boot sales. I grew up in north London, the youngest of three children, and always wanted to be a writer. Back then I wrote whenever it was quiet, in my room at dawn before school, in the shed full of spiders and in the cellar.

I studied English at university in Brighton then went into publishing – I was a book editor through my twenties, before picking up a pen again at thirty-one and writing The Vintage Teacup Club. Along the way I’ve also taught English as a foreign language in Mexico and Ecuador, and learned to tango in Buenos Aires.

I live in London (in a pink house) with my husband and toddler son.

Me at signing table with hand out

Dancing Dawn's wedding


Signing books