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Vanessa Shields has made her home, her family and her work life flourish in Windsor, ON. Her passion for writing was discovered at a very young age through the vein of writing in a journal. Her first book, Laughing Through A Second Pregnancy – A Memoir, was published by Black Moss Press in 2011 to rave reviews. Her poetry, short stories and photography has been published in various literary magazines. She is currently working on three Young Adult novels. She mentors, guest speaks, and teaches creative writing. She also created Poetry On Demand, on-the-spot poetry that helps make poetry fun and accessible for all.

Memberships:
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The Writers Union of Canada
- Literary Arts Windsor
- The Ontario Poetry Society


Laughing Through A Second Pregnancy
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Black Moss Press, 2011
ISBN-10: 0887534821
ISBN-13: 978-0887534829

Whisky Sour City
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Black Moss Press, 2013
ISBN-10: 088753516X
ISBN-13: 978-0887535161

Self-Published:
Poetry On Demand Volume I

Poetry in magazines:
- The Windsor Review
- Offside E-zine
- Polar Expressions

Anthologies Selected:
- Whisky Sour City
- Detours

Anthologies Edited:
- Whisky Sour City

Juries:
- Ontario Arts Council - Writers Works In Progress
- The Writers Union of Canada
- Windsor Endowment for the Arts
- BookFest Windsor

For Hire:
- On-line Creative Writing Classes
- Mentoring
- Editing
- Guest Speaking


Publisher: Black Moss Press
Print Date: November 2013
Launch Date: January 23, 2014
ISBN: 9780887535307
Price: $17.00
Genre: Poetry – First Lines Edition

About the book:
Vanessa Shields turns the themes of femininity and motherhood upside down in this, her first book of poetry. She holds nothing back in telling the raw truth of being a woman in the 21st century. But amid the biting wit and brutal honesty, there is also that sweet reflection of the poet who breathes life into words that tell the story of someone brave enough to be that woman. Vanessa Shields in I Am That Woman dares to challenge the modern story of a wife, a mother, a lover and a friend.


Contact Information:
Vanessa Shields
2695 Everts
Windsor, ON N9E 2T9

Email: Vanessa

Website: www.vanessashields.com

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