Vanda is working on a series of novels about LGBT history in New York City called the Juliana Series. Four books from the series have been published by Sans Merci Press. Paris Adrift, Book 3 in the series, was chosen as a Finalist for the Lesfic Bard Award in LGBT Historical Fiction, won a 2019 New Apple Summer E-book Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing, and was selected as a semi-finalist for the Goethe Prize. Juliana, Book 1 in the series was short-listed for this same contest in 2017. Book 2, Olympus Nights on the Square won a Bronze Medal, and a Readers’ favorite sticker in Independent Publishing. She is currently working on Book 5. As a playwright, Vanda has received numerous honors including an Edward Albee Fellowship. Her play, Vile Affections, published by Original Works, was a finalist for a National Lambda Award.