Join Vanessa’s Virtual Tribe!

I do most of my writing in bed under prying eyes.

I’m looking to build a more intimate community of supporters than what I currently have on social media. My social media is growing, guys! I think that’s amazing, but unfortunately it means I can’t know everyone following me.

This will be an informal email list of family, friends and supporters. I’ll send out monthly updates on how we’re doing, where we are, and cool stories about our travels.

I’m also looking for quality correspondence. I’m looking for people from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds I can learn from and share my own ideas with. Ideally it would be more of a penpalship than an email list, except you’re welcome to respond or not, as the spirit moves you.

I’d also like to use this group as a sounding board for some of my ideas if you’ll please be patient with my replies. I have a wifi connection maybe once or twice a month and I’m not sure how many people will write back.

This group will also be the first to know when there’s a new book of mine for sale, or if there’s anyone I’m looking to hire. In the past two years I’ve paid for the services of editors, translators, musicians, artists, graphic designers, publishers, audiobook narrators, and more. I anticipate more of this in my future. I normally use Facebook to find people to hire, but I wouldn’t mind having a more intimate network to draw talent from. Location is not an issue.

You’ll also get first dibs on interview opportunities, free review copies, info about possible meetups with us, and any other benefits that come my way.

If any of this interests you, I would love to have you on my Virtual Tribe! Just send your email to I’ve got some great stuff coming up that I’m really excited about. I can’t wait to tell you more.

Again, some of what you can expect:

  • Updates on whether or not we’re still alive (recommended for moms)
  • Awesome or funny stories about our travels
  • Where you can meet us and when
  • Possible job opportunities for editors and artists
  • Any new books/audiobooks I’ve put out (you’ll be the first to know!)
  • Thoughts I’m thunking about future projects that are too premature for social media/blogging
  • People I am looking to interview for future projects/books
  • Info on any giveaways I’m hosting (race entries, books, etc)
  • Updates on Ginger’s health (age 15 human, age 105 dog)

While I expect the majority of this list will be made up of known friends and family, I hope to also snag people with different values and lifestyles who can help challenge and expand my perspectives. I would be honored to have you.

May the forces of darkness become confused on the way to your campground,

Vanessa Runs


Email and let me know you’re in!