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Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’.
Her passion for the written word started her career as an editor and copywriter, and she part-ran a writers’ critique group for close on seven years. She's been writing ever since she learnt how, has always been an avid reader, and currently lives on coffee and cigarettes.
Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, life's mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.
Review copies of all Vanessa's books are available upon request, and fans are welcome to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org - she loves to hear any type of feedback and answers all emails personally.
*** Please note that Vanessa uses UK spelling and grammar, which is not always the same as US spelling and grammar.
T C Southwell
on Jan. 01, 2012 :
December 21, 2012 Survival Guide is a must-read for anyone who entertains the slightest possibility that something wonderful or terrible might occur on that date, as it has been predicted in numerous ancient texts. For those who don’t believe anything will happen, or don’t know about the prophecies, it’s an entertaining insight into this possible future and informative guide to survival in an adverse environment – something we are all better off knowing, just in case.
December 21, 2012 Survival Guide is full of practical tips on how to make fire by unconventional methods, how to build a shelter with minimal materials, how to capture and find food, how to defend against attackers and so much more, all explained in simple, easy to understand language. Whether you believe in December 21, 2012 or not, this fascinating read is full of some pretty disturbing facts that will make you wonder, and survival tips that will ensure you’re prepared for any eventuality; a wonderful combination of entertainment and practical know-how. Highly recommended!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Dec. 23, 2011 :
I've read other books about the topic but none as well written and thought out as this one. Very impressive.
No doubt the author has done her homework and done it well.
I'm going to recommend this book to our friends.
Needless to say, everyone can make up their own mind about the question presented by the author... as for me... we will be around a long time... hopefully, growing smarter and more compassionate as a species.
Thanks for an outstanding read!!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Dec. 22, 2011 :
A Very Good Book!
I am impressed with the level of research that went into this book. I found the various theories presented very interesting, as were the facts, both for and against either a catastrophe or enlightenment. The survival portion of the book was very well done, and covered a wide area of topics. Having survived in the wild myself, on more than one occasion, I found myself nodding along with the text. Will humanity, or at least some part of it be around after December 21, 2011? I say yes. But then again… only time will tell!
(reviewed the day of purchase)