Star Attraction (fiction, Penguin Books 2013)
Second novel (fiction, Penguin Books 2014)
In her role as entertainment and fashion reporter for Mx newspaper Vanessa Stubbs has interviewed many Hollywood actors in person, including Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Denzel Washington and Kate Hudson. She has attended the press conferences of others such as Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett. These interviews and encounters inspired the character of Jamie Hall in her debut novel, Star Attraction.
As a News Limited journalist Vanessa has worked as a general reporter and medical reporter for the Daily Telegraph. It’s from this experience that her other character, Madison Edwards, is drawn. The world of news reporting on a metropolitan paper is competitive, adrenalin-filled and emotionally challenging. It is an atmosphere ripe for drama.
Author website: vanessastubbswriter.wordpress.com