All about Vicki. . .
Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general “do anything gal” at a financial services firm–the list is endless.
Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories to TRUE LOVE, TRUE ROMANCE, TRUE CONFESSIONS, NOBLE ROMANCE PUBLISHING, LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS, MUSEITUP PUBLISHING, and THE WILD ROSE PRESS. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
1. How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
Bug Stuff…and other stories are 3 very short (800-1,000 words) stories. Each comes from a different impetus. Usually, I hear someone say something and the story takes off from there. It’s a lot of fun when that happens.
I truly take an idea, a bing! and write tons of dialogue to get a great part of the story down. Then I revise and revise and revise. I’m not much of a plotter.
3. What is the highest goal that you desire to meet as an author?
To sell a boatload of books!
4. What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?
I’m trying to get back to Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen, new Bridget Jones, new Julia Spencer Fleming, latest Janet Evanovich.
5. How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
I do a lot of needlepoint, the basic stitch on a painted canvas. I play mah jongg. I do Jazzercise every day. Handsome and I like to go to Colorado Springs to unwind.
6. Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
Go to Machu Pichu, cruise to the Galapagos, take the QE2, travel down the Rhine River on a cruise.
7. What do you have in store next for your readers?
My funny romantic suspense, Temporarily Employed, will hopefully come out in 2014 from The Wild Rose Press.
8. Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
I hope your readers will try my new funny stories, especially if you have never read short fiction before. Trust me, you will be just as satisfied as if you’d read a book.
Three short and sweet romantic comedies
“Just Desserts”: A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.
“Bug Stuff”: A cute accountant unites with his co-worker to fight a pesky adversary.
“With This Ring”: When a wife forgets her little black dress, all turns into something utterly romantic and unforgettable in the end.
Connect with Vicki Batman
Plotting Princesses: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
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