Vanessa A. Ryan is an actor in Southern California. She was born in California and graduated from UCLA. When not writing or acting, she enjoys painting and nature walks. Her paintings and sculptures are collected worldwide. At one point, she performed standup comedy, so her writing often reflects her love of humor, even for serious subjects.
As a child, Vanessa’s favorite books were mysteries. She dreamed of being another Nancy Drew and hoped to solve real life mysteries. Instead, she enjoys writing them. She is the author of seven mystery/suspense novels and once lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where two of her novels take place. Two of her novels have been translated into Danish and available in Denmark. She is a professional member of SAG/AFTRA, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and The Crime Writers’ Association.