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About Victoria

Short Story:
I am the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, I have been known to say “tom-ah-toes”, “like”, and “y’all”. But since this is about what I write and not how I pronounce my a’s, I will say that I tell stories.
Long Story:
I love fairy tales, and folklore, and books that make me wonder if the world is really as it seems. I love writing about doors, and places between, and the cracks where reality slips into something darker, stranger, and invariably more interesting.
I grew up on the west coast, but went to high school in the south, an all girls’ prep school complete with plaid skirts I used to doodle on during math.
I went to Washington University in St. Louis, where I changed course SIX times (and would have done it a seventh time, but my family and advisors said you couldn’t switch majors in your last semester). I went from Physics, to Film, to Set Design, to Art History, to English, to Communication Design.
Job-wise, I have been a clerk in a department store, where I met a very nice Erotica writer while re-hanging bras. I have been an assistant caterer and a personal chef. Because of this, I bake some mean chocolate chip cookies, can plate hors d’oeuvres, and know how to make twirling napkin towers. I was a dog daycare attendant for a few summers, and have the scars to prove it. In college, I worked in a bookstore, where I never made ANY money because I spent every check feeding my book-buying habit.
And now, I am an author. That’s still really fun to say, and I feel like I need to fact-check myself just to make sure it’s true.
I’m represented by the incredible Amy Tipton of Signature Literary Agency, and my debut novel, The Near Witch, will be released by Disney*Hyperion in August 2011.
Visit me here: http://veschwab.wordpress.com/

Email me here: vschwab [at] comcast [dot] net