Author Vicki Batman Adventure!

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Good Day Folks,

Today I have the honor of introducing Vicki Batman. She is quite the character enjoy the adventure of getting to know award winning author Vicki Batman and check out her books.

 

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BIO: Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, a romantic comedy mystery to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups.
An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”

LET’S CHAT: How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing? So much so, my men are afraid anything they say or do will show up. My heroine loves handbags, chocolate, and Jeeps—just like me.

What kind of research do you do for a book? It depends. So far, the funniest has been about plumbing and fruitcake. For Temporarily Employed, I researched stolen car parts, insurance, cops. It helps to be mostly right.

When did you first think about writing and what prompted you to submit your first ms? I wished for a long time I could write mysteries like Dick Francis; yet, it took me twenty years to try. Wish I had begun sooner. Maybe my ideas needed to percolate.

Tell us about your romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Employed. What motivated the story? Where did the idea come from? A friend challenged me to write the opening paragraph of a book using the word window. I used it and a lot more. My muse worked me for eight more chapters. I showed what I had to my friend and she said for me to continue.

Do you feel humor is important in fiction and why? I do. For me, writing humor in my stories comes naturally. And it is more real life. I’m not a doom and gloomy person. I select specific words for a funny result and write humorous dialogue.

What is your writing routine once you start a book? An idea goes Bing! And I take off, usually in dialogue with a smattering of the other stuff as it pops in my head. My first draft is very, very rough. I read over and over and edit and edit to get it perfect for my critique partner. When I get my critique back, I’d hoped all would be good to go, but alas, it never is. So I work and work it again. Then one day, I let go…

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?
Sounds crazy but I always workout. Every single day. I do needlepoint and chill in front of the TV with Handsome.
vicki batman book cover mayBLURB for Temporarily Employed: New Job. New Love. And Murder. Hattie Cook’s dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee–the very one she replaced.

When the police determine there’s more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, Detective Allan Charles Wellborn steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.

Can the killer be found before Hattie’s time is up?

Find Vicki at:
Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ipdLkv
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickiBatman
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/vickibatman
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman
Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman
Plotting Princesses: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
Email: vlmbatman@hotmail.com

Find Temporarily Employed at:
Amazon ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Employed-Vicki-Batman-ebook/dp/B00N4J5FDQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410893535&sr=1-1&keywords=temporarily+employed

Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Employed-Vicki-Batman/dp/1628304979/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412359358&sr=1-2&keywords=temporarily+employed

The Wild Rose Press ebook: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5829

The Wild Rose Press paperback: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=5896/

Hope you enjoyed the fun adventure with Viki Batman. Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB  WendyBookcaseLogo

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15 thoughts on “Author Vicki Batman Adventure!

  1. vicki

    Hi, D’Ann! LOL You know they do! Really, I do have a few sprinkled in there. OOOOH, maybe I should do a post about handbags in the book. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of that. lololol. Hugs, D’Ann.

  2. Angela Adams

    “plumbing” and “fruitcake” — I know with your imagination you can turn those two items into a very funny read.

    • vicki

      Hi, Angela! I had so much fun writing about fruitcake for The Great Fruitcake Bakeoff! I had no idea about all the varieties. And you know, Fruitcake haters actually wrote a review and liked the story. Plumbing-well, it was more ab about getting parts and names right so I wouldn’t look silly. I mean, seriously, what is the name of the tool to use on a disposal? LOL

    • vicki

      Hi, Red! OMG you have me in stitches. Surely, I’m not that interesting; however, I really really appreciate the compliment. ox to you.

  3. melissakeir

    Hi Vicki… I love that your books have humor. Life is too short not to laugh once in a while. Just the other day, I tried to sit down but the chair wasn’t there and I fell on my behind in front of half the class. Hurt my behind and my pride a little but I laughed it off. I think that children need to see adults laughing at the bad stuff so that they can learn to deal with it in a healthy way!

    • vicki

      Hi, Melissa! I’m glad only your pride was injured. Too often teachers are not thought of as human, but they are. I’m sure your kids are lucky to have you. Hugs!

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