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Vanessa Riley

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Vanessa Riley is the author of "Island Queen." In addition to being a novelist, Riley holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a master’s in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University. She also earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. She currently juggles mothering a teen, cooking for her military-man husband, and speaking at women's and STEM events. She loves baking her Trinidadian grandma's cake recipes and collecting Irish crochet lace. You can catch her writing from the comfort of her porch in Georgia, with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

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Island Queen
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
July 2021
ISBN 9780063002845
592 pages

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby
Kensington Publishing Corporation
January 2020
ISBN 9781420152234
320 pages

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