Woman is an anthology by various authors including Stephen King, Alice Munro, M C Joudrey, Charles de Lint, Anais Nin, Van Kunder (Vanessa Kunderman) and more. The stories in this collection display the varying female dynamic, many showcasing a strong female lead. The proceeds from the sale of Woman go to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
Stone Age is a weekly feature on Rogue Wood Blog. Each week, a new crystal is showcased, offering the spiritual properties each gemstone possesses. All content and images are written and created by Vanessa. You can catch more crystal content over at Our Body Book, coming soon!
Young Money is a biweekly financial column targeted to Millennials. The content of Young Money is meant to demystify the financial world for young people, making it accessible and understandable to a generation that is prone to doing things differently than our predecessors. It is printed in the Canstar community papers owned by the Winnipeg Free Press and can be viewed here.
Aurora is a Canadiana poem published by At Bay Press. It personifies Aurora Borealis, the magical Northern Lights that can be viewed in Canada. The poem was a holiday greeting sent out to a selected group through the publishing company. It was inducted into the Legislative Library of Manitoba heritage items to be preserved for all of time. The poem will be used for research purposes for future generations. The artwork provided is by Michael Joyal.
Boozy Little Black Book
Boozy Little Black Book was a weekly feature contributed to Fat Girl Food Squad, an online website dedicated to the celebration of food and feminism. All recipes, content and images were created and written by Vanessa.
Rogue Wood Blog
Rogue Wood Blog is an online resource on modern spirituality. It features content on how to live a more spiritually aware and mindful life during the over-saturated times we find ourselves in. Popular posts are on shamanism, gardening, astrology, feng shui and more.
Ruby Silver is a short science-fiction story found in the anthology titled, Woman. The story follows lead female, Ruby, a bicentennial hybrid or "silver" in future times while the human race tries to capture her species to sustain their survival. The story follows the brutal account as Ruby meets her maker while trying to escape to the Free North. This story was published in 2014 with At Bay Press. Image by TeeLamb.
Trew & Copper
Trew & Copper is a short science-fiction story found in the anthology, Jilted Love. After the human species has been invaded by an alien race, a secondary docile alien race tries to save humanity. Nearly extinct, scientist Dana Copper finds herself in an unfathomable romance with the captain of an alien species. This story was published in 2013 by At Bay Press. It was inducted into the Manitoba Legislative Library as a rare collection item. Image by FIGTNY.
Dragon Tears is a fantasy work of fiction published in the 2012 short fiction annual with At Bay Press. This short story is about one man's fascination with a dragon that he keeps locked in his basement. Dark and eerie, this story follows the narrator's obsession until it nearly gets him killed, begging to understand the complexity of an animal that should not exist. Image from Flourish Studio.
Rogue Wood Botanical Grimoire
The Rogue Wood Botanical Grimoire is a digital eBook available for purchase in May 2015 through the roguewoodblog.com website. It features 50 different plants and herbs, showcasing the practical and magical properties of each to help enhance our spiritual lives. All content and images created by Vanessa.
Sandbox Magazine was a fashion, culture, lifestyle magazine that closed its doors in 2012. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, it celebrated the happenings in the Canadian Prairies and won multiple awards during its run. Vanessa provided art direction, layout and journalism with a small team, and devout contributors.
The Woman I Can't See
The Woman I Can't See is a fantasy short-fiction story for the anthology, Dreams & Nightmares, published in the fall of 2015 by At Bay Press. The story follows the often confusing and inexplicable grief one experiences while losing a loved one. In this dark story, the emotions of the narrator are personified into beings interacting with her while she looks over her father's dead body. Image by Sunshine in North.