is the author of FLIGHT: a Quantum Fiction novel, four collections of prize-winning poems, essays, screenplays, short fiction, song lyrics and music.
Best known as the creator of FLight
, a quantum fiction novel and for her
role as the hero's young mother (Zed's queen) in the fantasy movie favorite, The Beastmaster, Vanna Bonta's
talents span two decades of performing as a voice artist for major feature films and television (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Hocus Pocus, Demolition Man), as well as writing poetry, screenplays and short fiction since childhood.
Bonta's debut novel, Flight
, was praised by Publishers Weekly
, the American Library Association
Booklist, and other leading trade reviews.
The hardcover first edition was followed by a paperback release.
An ebook edition and audio book followed.
own work, bringing signature years of voice-over to the narrative, also earning the audio edition positive trade reviews.
, the iconic multi-dimensional 'who-is-it,' stars Aira Flight, a soulful and innocent heroine of uncertain origin with amnesia.
The adventures of the girl who mysteriously lacks a navel and experiences urban culture from the eyes of a newcomer to Earth continues to inspire fans in all camps and age groups, and has been called 'a fable of our times.'
At six years old, Vanna Bonta
first rejection slip from a New York publisher.
was the recipient of the 2011 Lilly Brogi (Pergola Arte) International Literary Prize.
grew up in Thailand, in the American South, and regularly sojourned in Tuscany, Italy, with her
mother, MariaLuisa Ugolini, a fine-arts painter.
is multilingual, reads and writes music, and her
global influences include studies of Buddhism, Catholicism, ancient and modern religions.
Whether writing about love, poverty, or human foibles, a recurring theme in her
work is a core perspective of humanity's place in the cosmos.
Bonta is a pianist and did her own piano playing as well as narration in the audiobook version of her novel FLIGHT.
has flown in zero-gravity and is noted for inventing the 2suit, a garment designed for intimacy in micro gravity environments that was tested for the History Channel series, The Universe, on an episode about Sex in Space.
personal passions besides all things books and family include language of all kinds, invention, literacy, food, Nature, cultures, biking, dance and exosolar planets.
Bonta is a space advocate and editor-in-chief of The Cosmos Review, a literary celebration of poetry and space.
History Channel invited Flight author Vanna Bonta
to be interviewed for The Universe series, for which she
2Suit invention in zero gravity.
The program features a woman in the future reading a book in space, the book being Flight: a quantum fiction novel, paying Bonta
novel a distinguished honor. [Video]
talks about quantum fiction
talks about quantum fiction
(Critic reviews: Flight, by Vanna Bonta)
: a Quantum Fiction novel, by Vanna Bonta
now also an audiobook
on Love & the Cosmos quotables from this author