Vanessa McCausland


In a former role as entertainment and fashion newspaper reporter Vanessa McCausland interviewed many Hollywood actors in person, including Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Denzel Washington and Kate Hudson. She 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, published by Penguin in 2013 under her former name, Vanessa Stubbs.

Vanessa has also worked as a News Limited journalist and was a general reporter and medical reporter for the Daily Telegraph.

Her second novel, Driftwood, will be published by HarperCollins in 2019.

Vanessa lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter.

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