Here at Inspirational Storytellers we have responded to rumors that a certain Ms V. Shtick ‘may’ have been spotted in recent times checking out Florence Italy. We have (through a secret source) managed to locate some video footage showing Ms V. Shtick may just have been spotted in Florence checking out the sights and sounds.



Very generous of Ms Shtick to do this in the name of research and we’re sure she will freely share her thoughts and experience as we prepare for our very first Writers Retreat! This is being scheduled for around September / October 2016 and will be a themed retreat ~ “Under The Tuscan Sun”.

If you are interested in receiving updates and news relating to the plans for our Italian Writers Retreat, please complete the form below indicating your interest and we’ll add you to our special mailing list!

We appreciate your interest!

Thank you from the Inspirational Storytellers Team!



(IMPORTANT NB: Please note that indicating your interest of course in no way will be considered a firm commitment for attending. You will have plenty of opportunity to make up your mind after the plans and details have been finalized and released. It is also important you know your email address and details will NOT be shared with third parties. We take your privacy seriously.)






Veronica Shticks Anderson grew up homeschooled between two worlds: American and Brazilian, which taught her to appreciate both obvious and subtle differences in diverse peoples, cultures and languages. She created “The Shticks” in her mid-teens to satirize and just plain poke fun at real life situations that she found humor and inspiration in.

Veronica taught English for 13 years at one of the most prestigious languages schools in Brazil (Yazigi), founded a seminar company and studied marketing, photography, graphic design and video-making but her passion has always been portraying real-life situations with minimalistic characters.

Through the years Veronica refined The Shticks from her youth’s sketchy stick people drawings to more stylized characters who depict not only humor but also wisdom, cultural, social and spiritual stories. She uses photo-manipulation and videos to aid in putting The Shticks in creative settings for her stories.