About the author

My name is Vanessa Katsoolis. I am responsible for this blog, and here are some useless facts about me:

  • I am part Kiwi, part Australian, and part Greek. I don’t know which parts are which.
  • I grew up in New Zealand, but now live in Ulladulla, NSW – Australia. It is beautiful here.
  • When I was little I begged God to turn me into a mermaid every single night before I went to sleep.
  • I am not a mermaid.
  • I am studying a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, I can’t wait to be a nurse.
  • I dont like sweets.
  • I have two sons from my first marriage. They are the most beautiful, gentle, kind and wonderful children I have ever met. I often wonder how, out of all the children in the whole world, I got the best two.
  • I grew up with my 5 sisters and 1 very strong, interesting, warm and wise mother
  • I love owls. Real owls, abstract owls, sketches of owls, tattoos of owls, anything owl.
  • I am a Christian. I am trying to learn how to be a good one. I stumble and trip through my faith every day, but my faith is sincere, the foundations of which simply come down to the fact that I just love Jesus a heck of a lot.
  • In high school I could fit my entire hand in my mouth.
  • My 17 year old sister lives with me. Her name is Zoe. I have been raising her since she was 14. She is a really great human being.
  • I love live music. I love concerts and raves, and music festivals.
    If you have lost me at a concert, start looking up the front, beside the stage. That is where you would probably find me, jumping up and down, hair coming loose, covered in everyone else’s sweat, throwing my arms up, and screaming my head off. Yes, I love live music.
  • As a child, I used to make daisy chains several meters long during the summer and then leave them outside peoples houses, tents or caravans as an anonymous gift.
  • I love writing and am currently working on my first novel.

And that’s me in a nutshell,


184 responses to About the author


    Really glad to see you are back on here. I’ve missed your stories and updates. Hope all is well. 🙂


    Vanessa thank-you for popping by my blog; have we been connected for a reason? What a coincidence we have the same name “butterfly” . I too have childlike faith; and am starting to write a novel – did yours ever get published? I would love to connect more if you are open to it?


    How has this story ended? I hope well 🙂


    I love your writing and have missed your stories. I used to wish for God to turn me into a mermaid as well! Now my oldest daughter is making that wish. Blessings to you!

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