Vanessa A. Harris, author of DADDY's Girl Forever and its devotional.
Vanessa A. Harris, MD, M.S.


That’s me! I keep it real with you whether I’m talking with my family or a frazzled mom at the grocery store.

And I’ll be the first to tell you. I’m a piece of work, but I’m a work in progress. My journey is embracing who I am while allowing Jesus to make me better.

It’s because I know God loves me I receive truth that promotes growth. And that’s what I want for you.

But embracing truth requires transparency, being honest with yourself and others. That’s not always easy! I know.


When I sat down to write a book for moms, Jesus detoured me. God had something to say to His daughters before talking to us as mothers. The DADDY’s Girl Forever book and the devotional are the dynamic duo for YOU—the grown up little girl who’s never outgrown the need for a loving relationship with her father.

Surreal is the word to describe writing books you need as much as the women you wrote them for.

Maybe you’re like me and never knew God’s fatherly love in your heart beyond understanding the concept. Then you’ll love diving even deeper into the adventure unfolding in the accompanying devotional.


As a physician, I enjoy the book of Luke (a fellow doc who delights in details), but when you want to appreciate the love of God wrapped up in Jesus, John’s your guy. Vine Life Faith grew out of my favorite chapter in the gospel of John, 15. There’s nothing like love to help you swallow truth. And they meet you in every verse in John 15.


Being from the Bronx, you’d be right to assume I speak my mind, but I prefer sharing what’s useful. Because opinions help nobody. It’s what Jesus says about you that matters. And I use His words to challenge the narratives that keep you from His best for you.

If you’re looking for someone who tells you the truth flavored with love because she wants to see you be your best. Then I’m your girl. Let’s walk this out together.


Fun Facts About Vanessa:

*Married, mother of 3. Love them to pieces!

*Pediatrician and Preventive Medicine Physician who stayed home to look after her own kiddos. And, no, that wasn’t my plan. My life is FULL of detours.

*Homeschooled all 3 kids for 3 years. Yep, just 3 years. God bless homeschool moms and dads!

*Now happily settled in Texas as a retired military family. Texans are a trip, but so are New Yorkers, so it works out. And thank you to all who serve.

*DADDY’s girl forever! DADDY God’s love never ceases to amaze me.


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10 thoughts on “Meet Vanessa

  1. My name is Linda. I recently read your book Vanessa; Daddy’s Girl Forever. This book intrigued me so much, because some things you said I have experienced in my life. The part your father not being their for you when hurting for so many years, I experienced that too. I’m still learning how to let my lord and Savior hold my hand through good and bad times. As I read your book over and over, I know it will help me trust in my daddy too. Thank you for writing it and please write more.

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