Born in the Midwest, from an early age, Verna loved everything Science Fiction and Fantasy. At university, she studied theater, developing a strong interest for Shakespeare and the Greek classics. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Throughout her writing career, Verna has had more than twenty short stories published in magazines such as Aberrant Dreams, Scribal Tales Webzine, Descending Darkness, High Fantasy Online, Chaos Theory-Tales Askew, Aphelion Webzine, Gothic Revue and Fantasy Worl Geographic.
Today, Verna lives in Northern California with her husband, author Rick Hipps and their three cats, Molly, Bridget, and Duncan