Welcome to my blog! Today, I'm pleased to bring you an interview and spotlight on author Vicki Batman! Please help me give Vicki a nice big warm welcome to Storm Goddess!
Hi Vicki, and thanks for being my victim...err, guest today! *wink*
How long have you been writing? How many published books do you have, and what genres? I've been writing almost ten years, Fourteen stories were published by the True magazines, some by e-publishers, and some indie published, all but one are sweet and funny romances. The lone one is an erotic novella.
Who do you love to read? Favorite authors, favorite books? My all-time favorite was mystery writer, Dick Francis. I love Elizabeth George, Sue Grafton, Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes. The best romance I ever read was Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux.
If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be? To be a great cook
What is something that you absolutely can't live without? A good book!
What are some of your other hobbies outside of writing? Needlepoint, play Mahjongg
What is something you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet. Why not? Zip line, however, I am in May. So excited.
If you were on the staff to have a book adapted to movie, what would you pick? I've always thought the romantic mystery, Madam, Will You Talk?, by Mary Stewart would be a perfect movie. Set after WW2, young widow, mysterious father, missing son, and Nazis.
What is a talent you wish you had, but don't? Sing
Favorite color? RED!
Weather: Hot or cold? Hot
Favorite place to read? Anywhere
Favorite meal: Hamburger
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: diet Coke
If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go? I would go on an around the world cruise. No packing, no cooking and lots of great places to visit.
When a young woman plans a romantic getaway with her boyfriend, disaster strikes, and she soon finds Mr. Right could be someone else.
My boyfriend is a dirt wad. I just decided.
With a humpf, I dragged my pink tote up the narrow aisle to the plane's exit, accidentally banging it into the seats along the way. The relieving notion of being back home in Sommerville caused the tension in my chest to fade a smidgen.
A quick peek to the exit told me where Davis, my boyfriend, stood waiting for the okay from the ground crew to head out. His glance my way didn't look at all pleasant. Similar to one wrapped in disappointment with a downward tilt of his mouth.
I didn't care much. I just decided.
The words creep, jerk, moron, and “why in the hell am I still dating him??” jumbled my thoughts around. My heart pounded as anxiety ratcheted inside me again.
Maybe I shouldn’t. Maybe I should not put up with him anymore.
The deepest part of me knew I shouldn’t be with Davis Griffith Swansea, III any longer. I was just in denial. Over the past year, I’d had brief, momentary twinges of dumping him; then, he’d go and do something incredibly romantic like bring me Godiva chocolates—“I know how you love these.” Or buy me a new book by my favorite author—“I happened to see this today.” Or whisk me off to an intimate dinner à deux at the latest and greatest bistro--"I know you'll like this place."My head had gone stupid.
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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.
She has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories. 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.