Vanessa Victoria Kilmer told her first story to an angel who visited her when she was locked in a dark, medieval attic at the age of four.
She grew up surrounded by fortified castles, primal salt mines, and the drama of ancient places.
Her fantasy fiction teems with murder, magic, and madness. She explores the abuse inflicted by those closest to us and the various ways people deal with the damage.
Between writing novels, she blogs, paints, takes pictures with her white camera named Traitor, and embroiders tapestries.
She lives in New Jersey.