SELIMA BOOK COVERMy dear friends, I cannot express the joy I feel right now. I have been working on this novel for over two years, and have never put so much effort into anything in my life. Aside from death or trouble in my family, there is not much else that can bring me to tears. My emotions took me by surprise.


The Cover

The art work was designed by Jason Jarvis, and the graphics were done by Derik Smith. What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do? Their combined effort was more than I had hoped for. To say that I am pleased is an understatement. This cover is amazing if I do say so myself 😉


My Surprise!

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to read my novel FOR A LIMITED TIME  at

I would greatly appreciate your support. Be sure to rate, comment and share. The novel is young adult, so it is appropriate for children from 13 years old. I have had a few adults read it and they liked it as well.

With all of my heart I want to thank everyone who has helped me with the project. Great things cannot be accomplished without help, and I feel very fortunate that I was assisted by such talented people.

I truly hope that you love what I have put out, and will support this project.

Special thanks to all my followers, and all the people who have taken the time to like and comment on my posts.

Have a wonderful and prosperous New Year. I pray that your 2014 is 100 times better than your 2013.


  1. Kasi says:

    BOSS STUFF!!! Jason Jarvis outdid himself here and Derik Smith put down an excellent graphic. I’m jealous. My cover is not as grand. But let me not take away from your fine achievement. I hope you can make it to 1ST TIME AUTHOR, 2014. Congratulations once more Vanessa. All effort is rewarded.


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  3. Marlene Maharaj says:

    Hey I just saw the book cover and I am so proud of you….girl I was locked out of my account so i am back in after much IT work….so catching up on my mails…congrats hunny you deserve all the praises and great work.




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