2016 MAGGIE FINALIST- PUBLISHED YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE
2013 AND 2014 RWA GOLDEN HEART FINALIST
2014 WINNER OF FIRE AND ICE ROMANCE WRITING CONTEST- CHICAGO NORTH RWA
2012 WINNER MAGGIE UNPUBLISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE- GEORGIA RWA CHAPTER
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INTERVIEW- VANESSA BARNEVELD'S BLOG
I've been writing professionally since three weeks after college gradation, working as a TV news anchor/reporter in four different states--Mississippi, Tennessee, California, and Rhode Island. Then I retired from writing true stories and started making them up. Mine have way more kissing.
I've read the Lord of the Rings trilogy 17 times.
I hate shopping.
I anchored the news for 12 years at various TV stations in 4 different states.
I was a bullied nerd in middle school. (see #1)
I’ve sung lead in several bands and sang backup on a studio album recorded in LA (smooth jazz). I sang the commercial theme song for an airline (in Scandinavia).
I've painted every room in my house at least twice.
I've seen Bladerunner and When Harry Met Sally more times than I can count.
I love Marvel movies, Outlander, Game of Thrones, Hershey's dark chocolate kisses (freezer, top shelf), kettle chips (too much), Coke Zero, Chardonnay, yoga pants and Danskos (not together), heat and humidity (yes, together), reading smart romance books, makeup, lunch (and birthday dinners) with my girlfriends, and my amazing family.