Vanessa Harbour

Vanessa Harbour* is a disabled writer and academic who loves words and believes in living life to the full regardless of what life throws at her. In particular, she likes to weave her words into stories for children and young adults providing moments of hope in a difficult world. When she was growing up, she wanted to be either a doctor or writer. Now she has a creative writing PhD, so has the best of both worlds. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester. Also, Vanessa is Academic & Diversity Consultant/Editor at the Golden Egg Academy.

Vanessa’s disabilities relate to the fact she can’t eat properly and has a PEG tube in her stomach through which she takes nutrition. She also has issues with her joints and has to use crutches at times.

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