Vanessa MacLaren-Wray

Hello, and welcome to my website! I write stories and poetry. And code. I’m into photography, mathematical simulation of electric power systems, kittens and puppies, solar and wind power, space travel, efficient energy use, and chocolate. And I will admit, but only to you, that I do so enjoy a good, well-written K-drama. Especially these days.

Cometary Tales

This site is my home on-line.

Like many such, it began as a simple blog. Then it became a complicated blog. Then I started getting published.

So, now, this page is home to my books as well.

The blog is still here, with its messy explorations in adventure travel, storytelling, photography, science education, and general shenanigans. Enjoy!

All material–words, images, everything here–is subject to copyright and may not be used without prior permission.

Permissions will be readily granted for reasonable uses. Just ask.

Material from elsewhere is incorporated here if it’s public domain (with attribution, if available) or permission is given. Please notify me if you encounter anything needing proper citation and I will make corrections promptly.

Image credits for this page:

Comet: The Great Comet of 1843, attributed to D.A. Hardy. Per Alan Hale, a modern comet-hunter, writing at RocketSTEM, the painting was likely done around March 23, 1843. This particular image clip was grabbed from’s public-domain image files.

Antique Communication Device: Two-Tone Grey Rotary Style Telephone, photograph by Diamondmagna, shared on Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Cover Art for All That Was Asked (Alien Arrival), by Niki Lenhart.