Born in Switzerland to Spanish-Italian immigrant parents, Vanessa grew up fluent in six languages. She has lived and worked in Europe, China, and the US.

An East Asian studies graduate, she earned an MBA and built an international career in digital marketing before focusing on writing.

She is based in Madrid where she is working on her second novel, raising a daughter, and running gourmet ice pop company Nordikos together with her Danish husband.

Vanessa is represented by Marion Duvert at The Clegg Agency.