Vanessa Wester

Biography

When Vanessa Wester decided to start writing she found an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to express herself and escape from everyday life.

She has a lot of eggs in her basket since she is a qualified Secondary School Mathematics Teacher, ASA Swimming Teacher, has a degree in Accounting & Law, has been a competitive swimmer and enjoys art, singing and drama. In addition, she is bilingual in English and Spanish, and speaks some Dutch, since she was born and raised in Gibraltar and has lived in Rotterdam.

However, since her son was born, she has been a stay at home mum who gives up a lot of her time towards voluntary organisations.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Gibraltar, and for the first 9 years of my life the frontier to Spain was closed so I only knew the "rock". My mum and dad encouraged me to read, and I especially remember going a lot to the library with my dad and the book shop. We also used to trade books, comics, etc for cash so I could get new ones - this was great fun!

Even though sidetracked by television, I always loved a good book and had my favourites.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I really remember writing was based on the movie "Poltergeist".

It was creepy and still makes the hairs at the back of my back rise since the girl in my story disappeared. I was actually really proud of it, and it got featured in our yearly school magazine so that was a bonus!

I do like a bit of horror every now and again...
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Where to find Vanessa Wester online


Books

First Date (Love & Regrets)
By Vanessa Wester
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: British English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Fiction
FIRST DATE (Love & Regrets) comprises three short stories based on first love. In FIRST DATE, Alice gets invited to a ball on Christmas Day, but the bubble bursts too soon. In CARELESS CUPID, a mission becomes harder than expected. You are not supposed to fall in love with the person you are trying to help. In THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY, Rachel might get a lot more than she expected on her big day.
Return (The Evolution Trilogy)
By Vanessa Wester
Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.15 USD. Words: 95,580. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction
Continued from Complications, Vanessa Wester takes you back to the Amazon as Steven and Caitlin return to the community and try to figure out their future. Finally, you will discover the next steps for the community, its inhabitants, and humanity.
Complications (The Evolution Trilogy)
By Vanessa Wester
Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.15 USD. Words: 105,350. Language: British English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
As begun in Hybrid, Vanessa Wester takes you back to the University of Southampton to reveal more twists and turns in The Evolution Trilogy. Life is full of complications, and sometimes it is hard to know if you made the right choice.
Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy)
By Vanessa Wester
Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 100,350. Language: British English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Vanessa Wester’s debut novel takes you from the University of Southampton to the depths of the Amazon. An imaginary citadel is waiting to be discovered full of interesting characters, traditions and cultures. There are so many twists and details you will not be able to put this book down.

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