Vanessa Jackson began her journey as a playwright some thirteen years ago. She began writing for small productions in her local church. Writing became a solace for her and a place of tranquility from her sometimes stressful job as a Financial Analyst. Her productions grew from the quaint facilities of her church to several stages throughout Virginia. Vanessa is founder of The Wright Penn Company, a small performing arts company committed to telling stories that are vital to her community as a whole. Her stories focus on various social issues that face her community. She writes to educate her audience and takes pleasure in entertaining them while they learn.
Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Virginia Union University.