Meet a Christian Writer That Offers Tales of Love and Hope

I was born in Los Angeles, lived in Connecticut a few years, and finally moved to Texas. After living in the Dallas area most of my adult life, my husband retired and we relocated 80 miles northwest of Austin. Now that we’ve enjoyed small-town life for a dozen years, we can’t imagine living anywhere else. Our adult children are close enough to visit, our yard is often filled with white-tailed deer, neighbors wave when they drive by, and everyone knows our dogs.

I received my associate’s degree directly after high school, but didn’t finish my college work until I was a single mom in my 30s. I earned both my BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. Though I had always been an avid reader, it was while pursuing those degrees that I discovered a love of language and began pursuing publication. While teaching at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels, I began to write part time. I published over 100 articles in Christian family magazines and received over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups before I published my first novel in 2010. I’m now represented by Steve Laube of the Steve Laube Agency, and in 2020 I published my 33rd novel.

Vannetta Chapman
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