VR was born and raised ninety miles north of Sacramento in a town nestled between California’s Sierra Foothills and the State’s great Central Valley. A recovering sociologist, she is a graduate of UC Berkeley, an avid if not intrepid traveller, a lover of animals, music, museums, art glass, pottery, history, graveyards, and reading.
Awarded both the Al Blanchard and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold for Mystery, and a finalist for the Claymore and Daphne Du Maurier Awards, you can find VR's short fiction in Mysterical-E, Spinetingler, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and in the anthologies, My Bloody Valentine, Best New England Crime Stories: BLOOD MOON, ROGUE WAVE, and WINDWARD, as well as The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012.
Her debut novel, A TWIST OF HATE, was published in 2015 by Gale-Cengage Learning/Five Star.
VR currently makes her home on Boston’s North Shore.
VR is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency.