Beverley: Which genre or genres do you write or prefer to write? And why?
Vicki: I write two genres-romantic comedy mystery and romantic comedy short stories. This kind of book flows from my fingers. I love writing funny things that happen to the characters and snappy dialog.
Vicki: Two people. I wanted to write like Dick Francis, and
one day, I confessed that to Handsome, but it took a long time before I began
writing. My kids were little and then Handsome started his business. My life
was complicated with little time left. Plus, I really didn’t have the
confidence. Second, a friend knew my story and on a girlfriend trip, she
practically forced us to play a Q&A car game. For example: Pick
one-Englebert Humperdink or Tom Jones. Then she asked, “Write the opening
paragraph of a book using the word window.” Well, I had nothing, I mean
nothing, nothing. So, I went home knowing I would have to send something later.
I did. EIGHT CHAPTERS. She read them and handed the disc back with the
instructions, “keep going.” I did.
Beverley: What gets your creative juices flowing?
Vicki: I love when people say things, and my head goes BOING!!! That said, I
have also written stories based on a word, like fruitcake. LOL
Beverley: Do you have a favorite cartoon character? Why?
Vicki: Bugs Bunny because he is a rascally wabbit.
Beverley: Who would you love most to meet 'in person,’ and
Vicki: Truly, the one person I wish I had more time with was my grandmother.
She was so amazing. She had a hard life after her husband died during the
depression with six kids. She farmed. Once when she stood in a bread line for
an hour, she told me, “I could have been home plowing.” She crocheted, knitted,
sewed, and tatted.
Beverley: If you had an unexpected free day, what would you
do with it?
Vicki: I would lunch with a friend. Read. Watch a movie and stitch.
Beverley: What are you working on now?
Vicki: I’m finishing up the final galley edits on Temporarily out of Luck, my
third romantic comedy mystery, and started writing Sommerville days, vol. 2.
Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in
these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When a five-time baking champion teams up with her neighbor for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn't just about a ribbon.
Christmas Romeo: When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn’t so bad after all.
Twinkle Lights: When the owner of a Christmas tree stand has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent turned lawyer meet the challenges of running the establishment; yet, when revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.
Buy Links for Sommerville Holidays
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