Vanda is a licensed psychologist as well as a writer. The knowledge of psychology often plays a role in the plays and prose she writes. Vanda has been working on a series of novels, The Juliana Series, about LGBT history in New York City beginning in 1941, four of which have been published by Sans Merci Press. Do You Know Dorothy: Book 5, Pt 1 will be launched soon. Juliana: Book 1 was short-listed for the Ms Lexia International Contest and a finalist for the Goethe Award for Historical Fiction; it won a Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Sticker. Olympus Nights on the Square: Book 2 won a Bronze Medal and a Reader’s Favorite 5 Star sticker in Independent Publishing in Historical fiction. Paris, Adrift: Book 3 has made her the proudest: first place for the Goethe Award for Historical Fiction sponsored by Chanticlear, The New Apple Summer E-book Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing, Finalist for the Lesfic Bard Award, and a Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Readers’ Favorite Sticker. As a playwright, Vanda has received numerous honors, among them an Edward Albee Fellowship. Her play, Vile Affections, published by Original Works, was a finalist for a National Lambda Award in Drama.