About Me




  • WHO I AM.

I am a...Follower of Christ. A Wife. A Proud dachshund owner. An Enthusiast of medieval England, art, and good stories. 

You could spend the rest of your life trying to get to know me and never succeed. To start, my name is Vanessa Paige Israel. I am the youngest of four siblings, all of whom were homeschooled. I was raised in a Christian home in the Central Valley of California where we had a boer meat goat ranch. 
In 2010, my family and I moved to South Dakota and started a church. That would be the first of a series of moves.
In 2012, I had my first paying job. My life changed a lot that year.
In 2017, I moved to Oregon where I lived and worked for nearly a year and a half. I also met the man who would become my husband.
In 2018, I finished college online, graduating from Thomas Edison State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Later the same year, I became Mrs. Israel.


  • ABOUT MY WRITING.

I have been writing since I was old enough to know how, from short stories to novellas, though I didn't know I wanted to be an author until I was about 12 years old. To date, I have completed about 30 short stories and 4 novellas. The Story of Hollyhocks is my first novel, which was released on May 29th, 2020. You can also check out a novella I wrote when I was 13, The Enchanted Island.

I consider myself a dreamer and a helpless romantic. I am obsessed with nothing; only hopelessly and helplessly passionate. XD

I love to read, I enjoy all books except for the ones I don't. ;)
I have reviewed several books on my blog, so if you are an author and are interested in having me review your book, contact me and we'll see if we can work things out

If there is one thing I want you to know, it is this: I am a writer. I write not because I wish to teach you something which you do not already know, nor do I wish to tell you something you have heard a thousand times. I do not write because I have a story I think you need to hear. I write because I have a story burning within me, desperately trying to escape. I have to write. Whether I ever get published or not, I'll never stop writing.


  • WHY I BLOG.

I started this blog in the late summer of 2015. I have a tendency to overshare on so many topics. Upon meeting with a published author, she suggested I start a blog as an outlet for me to talk about my writing projects. It was a way for me to share my ideas with the world and gain a following of readers who would be interesting in reading my stories.

I don't just post about my book though. I want my blog to be a creative outlet for me to write about my life events, my writing, and other projects I'm working on, such as painting or drawing, traveling, etc.


  • OTHER THINGS I LIKE.

Some random facts about me: I am truly fascinated with the ancient art of puppetry, especially marionettes. I currently own six. My dream is to one day own a hand-carved wooden marionette from Prague, Czech Republic. If I could travel to just one place in my lifetime though, I'd go to England!!
I like a wide variety of music, mostly folk, indie, and celtic, some alternative music, and most music produced in the 1960's.
Some other things I like include anime, Tim Burton films, all things Disney, Batman, Doctor Who, and books (obviously).

Click here to see a list of my favorite books!!

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