Vanessa Brown Hanks is an attorney who works as a Labor Relations Coordinator for a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Vanessa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Prior to law school, she earned a Master’s Degree at the University at Buffalo in Comparative Politics and a Master’s Degree in European History from the University at Albany. Vanessa’s interest in legal issues for self-publishing authors stems from her own endeavors as an aspiring author. As an attorney, she educated herself on the complex legal consideration that arise when seeking to publish outside of a traditional publishing house and without the benefit of legal counsel.