My name is Vanessa Stephens. I am a 43 year old mother of two and the grandmother of two and one on the way. I am from a small town in Mississippi, but was born and raised in Louisiana where I spent my weekends with my dad in Mississippi. I love spending time with my family when I am not writing. One of my favorite summertime activities is going to the river with my children and grandchildren. I like sitting back relaxing with a hot cup of coffee as I come up with the perfect words to put down on paper. I am the author of three books. I have an erotica I co wrote with my mom, a family drama being published August 16, 2021. I also have a children’s chapter book called Emily and the Magical Ferret.
A little about Emily and the Magical Ferret. While staying with her aunt, 10 year old Emily’s birthday is fast approaching. She only wants one thing: her parents to come home. Unable to grant her wish, Emily’s aunt gets her a small ferret for a birthday present. Little did she know that the ferret was a magical creature. When Emily needs it the most, the ferret takes her on a magical journey.
Emily and the Magical Ferret was inspired by my niece who was almost eleven at the time . She was a big contributor to the book. I asked her what would she want to read in a book wrote for her. She told me her thought and I put them in words and came up with the book. It is targeted to children ages 8-12.
I am hoping this book takes off and becomes a big success. Not only would it be a dream of mine come true, but I plan to use some of the profits to help my niece when she gets to be college age. It would be nice to be able to show her with hard work and dedication she can be whatever she wants. I want to inspire my niece to do and be anything she dreams of. If it were not for my niece Emily, there would not be an Emily and the Magical Ferret book. I also want to leave a legacy my grandchildren can be proud of.
Emily and the Magical ferret was published by Kingston Publishing on July 29, 2021. It is available through Amazon,, Goodreads, Smash words, my website, and Barnes and Nobles website. I am in the process of trying to get it in on the shelves of every Barnes and Nobles I can.. I am also trying to get it in Books a Million stores and any other stores I can reach.
On Amazon, it is rated 4.8 out of 5. It has three five star reviews and one four star review. I want children to learn that being a bully and mean doesn’t make friends and God doesn’t like ugly. I want to see being friends with others is more rewarding.
I am currently working on a third book to make it a trilogy. I am in the process of waiting to hear back from the publishing company about book two.
I want to tell a little about Emily since she was a big contributor and the inspiration. She is a 13 year old who is smart and funny. She is wise beyond her years She never meets a stranger and cares for everyone, even the little critters. She is a tender-hearted person who wears her heart on her sleeve. At one time she wanted to be a marine biologist and go to college in Florida, but now she wants to be the voice behind the actor in animation shows.
Here is a picture of me and my niece Emily. It is also the picture I used for my author picture on the book. I have to give her, her part of the credit she deserves.
I want to thank the Authors Lounge for their interest in my book. I can be contacted through my website vanessastephens.com. the book can be purchased either through me on my website or on Amazon: