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Author Photo

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 Photo Credit: Clay Shentrup


 Photo Credit: Young Lee Photography

Professional Bio

Vanessa L. Torres is an author of books for young readers. She loves to read anything with a vivid setting, but there's a special place in her heart for urban tales. She was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota, and now lives in Olympia Washington with her husband and daughter. She is a proud member of Las Musas, a collection of women and non-binary Latinx authors. When she's not writing, she balances her time between anything outdoors, and her other job as a firefighter/paramedic. And when the snow hits, you might catch a glimpse of her ski patrolling on the mountain. 


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Cover art: Jonathan Bartlett

Design: Regina Flath

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