Venus Angelica Perez grew up in Bensonhurst, New York. She moved to Suffolk County in Long Island and a few years later she joined the United States Marine Corps. She was honorably discharged in 2003. She is now a disabled veteran who copes with her pain through different forms of art to include writing, painting, photography, and poetry.
Her first book, Mentality Listens, is a compilation of her own poetry that was written throughout the years while she struggled through her most painful days, hours, minutes, and even seconds of life. It is a book geared towards those who are struggling or know someone who is struggling with physical, emotional, mental, or physical pain.
She is in the process of publishing her first Novel, The Medallion, which is part of a trilogy series called, “A Christian Mafia.” It will be available in the latter part of 2012.