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About the author

Vanessa Finaughty is an editor by profession and author of many genres who now focuses on fantasy and science fiction. She has published 20 books, and is also published by Oxford University Press South Africa. Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and still lives there with her husband of 20 years (this April!) and her five children (two human and three furry, four-legged).

Vanessa has always been passionate about books, and knew from a young age that she wanted to write them one day. She loves animals, coffee and the smell of wet grass, and hates, sweltering weather, long queues and liars. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, mythology, aliens and outer space, ancient history, life’s mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.