Veronica Reed, also known as Veronica Vance in her line of work, is Marten's mother and the ex-wife of Henry Reed.


Reed was a leading kink model[2] under the name Veronica Vance and continues work as a professional dominatrix.[3] Her clients include at least one senator.[3] It's been hinted that her career is winding down at age 56,[4] so she is seeking a publisher for her memoirs[5] as well as someone to take over her business.[6]

Personal LifeEdit

Ms. Reed has no known history of experimenting with same-sex relationships, but found Tai adorable.[7] She formerly pursued younger men and reports a multitude of partners.[8] She remains emotionally unsatisfied[9] and may even be desperate.[10] She takes a gourmet approach to alcohol[11][12] and used cocaine in the 70s.[13] Her music preferences are currently unknown.

She has recently begun a relationship with Secret Bakery owner Jim[14]


She has a blog on the QC world's Web but apparently not on ours. Dora was eager to know the URL.[15]


She is perceptive[16] and well-spoken, and while fiercely protective of Marten,[17] she's ready to wait and see how he makes his own decisions. Even if that would make him fall flat. But she'll be there to help him get back up. She appears to have mastered the capacity to be protective without being judgmental.

She was a nurturing parent, as shown by her creation of the worry hat.

She has a few handicaps in social interactions, being prone to speak without thinking[18] and having trouble remembering names.[8][19]

Memorable quotesEdit

  • "That's all I needed to hear, honey. You're a nice girl at heart, I think everything will turn out for the best in the end. That being said, if you hurt my boy I will introduce you to a whole new realm of pain and suffering. We're talkin' stuff that would make Hieronymus Bosch shit his britches, capisce?"[17]
  • "...but one run-in with Child Services after that time you brought my bondage gear with you to Show and Tell was enough for me."[20]
  • "So, do you want me to kill Dora for you?"[21]
  • "It WOULD be, if his father weren't such a stick in the mud."[22]
  • "Honey, I married a gay man and routinely sleep with men young enough to be my children. You're asking the wrong parent."[23]

Fan baseEdit

Among the cast, known fans of hers are Dora Bianchi and Peter Bianchi.[24]