Vanessa Vassar

VANESSA VASSAR grew up in California and received degrees in communication arts and English. She traveled extensively with her work and lived in New York and Berlin before settling in New Mexico. Her love of storytelling has been the basis of her professional work in journalism, film, music, and photography. Vanessa was inspired to write Evan and the Skygoats after the passing of her daughter, Sky Velvet. In the free fall of grief, Vanessa found her first glimmer of hope visiting a local goat farm. She fell in love with the gentle and playful nature of the goats and eventually brought three baby goats home. Vanessa lives with her family in Albuquerque. For more information please visit

Evan and the Skygoats (2019) author