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Vanessa Grant Oltmann

Photo: Angela Oltmann 2013

Vanessa Grant Oltmann

Writing as Vanessa Grant

Multi-published author and international lecturer Vanessa Grant is the author of 31 romance and women's fiction novels, and the critically acclaimed how-to book, Writing Romance. She has over 10 million books in print, and her books have been translated into 15 languages. Her west coast North American settings are popular with readers worldwide. 

Writing as V. G. Oltmann

Vanessa founded Vancouver Island University's Fraud and Ethics Research and Education Centre in 2008. She also developed and coordinated the University's online Forensic and Accounting and Fraud Investigation Advanced Diploma. After launching the program and teaching in it until August, 2013, Vanessa then retired from a full professorship to pursue research and publishing opportunities. She now operates blog, where she writes on fraud, corruption, and economic crimes, and maintains a fraud case database. The first episode of Oltmann's The Ponzi Files, William "520%" Miller, was published in print and electronic formats in 2014

Vanessa lives on the West Coast of Canada with her husband and their two Australian Shepherd dogs.

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Lifelines - A Novel. Muse Creations Inc., 2013
Writing Romance, 3rd Edition. North Vancouver, BC: Self-Counsel Press, 2007
After All This Time. Toronto: Harlequin Books, 1998.
Strangers By Day. Toronto: Harlequin Books, 1998.
The Moon Lady's Lover. Surrey, England: Harlequin Mills & Boon, 1994.
Yesterday's Vows. Surrey, England: Harlequin Mills & Boon, 1994.


Under the Covers Reader Popularity Award for Best Writing Book for Writing Romance, 1997.
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