Author Vicki Batman Adventure!


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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?

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


Children’s and YA Author Saoirse O’Mara Adventure!

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Today I am so looking forward to sharing about talented children’s and YA author Saoirse . O’Mara. She writes wonderful adventure tales for ages 5-18. check it out.


Saoirse O’Mara is a freelance writer of children’s and YA fantasy. 


She lives in Germany with her sweetheart and works as freelance editor,


 translator, and language teacher whenever she isn’t writing.



“I first started writing when I had figured out how to build words


 out of these weird shapes we call letters. My probably strongest 



memory of an early written piece is from fourth grade, when



My next strong memory, and my first finalized manuscript,


was an adventure book for children, similar to those by Enid Blyton–
my strongest influence back then and my favorite writer for a long time.
I simply loved her Famous Five and Adventure series, among others.
 I wrote that manuscript when I was twelve or thirteen, and
 completely revised and rewrote it again with sixteen.
It’s still sitting on my shelf and on my hard-drive,
 and I think apart from my mom, no one has ever read it.
It’s nothing to show around (I’m sure my writing style back then was awful),
but it is certainly something to be proud of. I started


and finished a complete manuscript.
I don’t remember when I started reading fantasy


 but it must have been pretty early on.
With twelve, I read my first book in English (I’m a German native)–
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, followed by
 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets…and then Lord of the Rings.
Yes, I went from a children’s book to High Fantasy
with lots of difficult-to-read descriptions. To be honest,
I’m still not sure I actually understood all of the story
and scenery, but I managed to read through the whole trilogy
 and was hooked enough that I bought
and read The Hobbit a year later during a vacation in London.”


 I wrote a short theatre play that was almost shown at a school festival.
 I don’t remember anymore what prevented the show,
but I still remember clearly how we practiced for weeks in our breaks.
Introducing the books!! 
 5 – 10  K – 4
Benji loses his parents in a car accident
 and is sent to live with his grandparents in Ireland.
 The problem: He has never met them before, 
and he doesn’t speak English. 
Life in his new home is miserable for him 
until he meets some of Ireland’s mystical inhabitants and things change…. 

“The Enchanted Garden” is a modern fairy tale for young and old.
Buy here-only $1.99… The Enchanted Garden
 10 – 18  4 – 12
You never know when you might end up on the other side of the law…. 
Govin had no clue how much his life would change 
when he signed up for the City Guard in Davon. 
A fateful meeting throws him into an adventure
 he would never have imagined, not even in his wildest dreams, 
and he is left to fix the mess once known as his life.
 And if that weren’t enough, there is still a cunning thief to catch…. 
“Bardon put the quill down and scrutinised his work.
 The sketch showed a young girl with untidy hair, 
smart eyes and a cute little nose. ‘A pretty girl,’ he remarked. ‘Too bad she’s a thief. 
She might’ve grown up to become a beauty,
 but I doubt she’ll live long enough. 
The streets are rough, and the prison’s even rougher.’ Govin felt a pang of guilt.” 
Meet Govin and Tayla as their friendship begins. 
Their first meeting doesn’t bode well, 
but when faced with the choice to save themselves 
or do the right thing, they decide to stand up for each other.
 Soon, though, things get out of hand and they need help from others. 
Will they trust the right persons? 
Buy here- only $0.99 The Lost Diadem
 10 – 18  4 – 12
Things have changed since Govin and Tayla
 solved the mystery of the lost diadem.
 Tayla is no longer living in the streets,
 and Govin has a new mentor. Life could finally be good. 
But looming danger forces them to abandon their ordinary
 lives once again to get to the root of a mystery.
Only this time, the whole city of Davon is at stake…. 

“‘What does that mean for us?’ Govin asked. 
‘You have to be very careful. At this point, 
the High Mage doesn’t know whom of his teachers
 and mages he can still trust, and neither should you.
 Trust no one, do you understand? It could cost your life. 
I’m sorry that I have to send you on such a dangerous mission, 
but you two are the only ones I can send in disguise.
 The safety of Davon and the surrounding lands 
could depend on your success. Be careful.’” 

Follow Tayla and Govin into the Mage Guild of Davon, 
where strange things are happening at night. 
Is it just a prank of novices, 
or is one of the mages preparing for a dark ritual?
Buy here-only $2.99 Trouble in the Mage Guild
 10 – 18  4 – 12
Imagine you witness a murder but have no clue
 who the man was, or why he had to die. Imagine you 
stumble into a rat’s nest of piracy and greed and put 
your own life at stake for the sake of justice. 
Imagine you don’t know who you can still trust…. 
“No matter how she looked at it, she ended up with far too many suspects. 
How should she ever get to the bottom of the attack 
and the murder if almost half the harbour population had a motive?” 
Tayla would have never dreamed that her day off might end so terribly–
or that Govin wouldn’t find time to help her when she needs him. 
Yet she decides that justice can’t wait, and she follows her heart
 to right a wrong that happened in front of her eyes. 
Despite the dangers involved, her resolve stays strong. 
But who can she trust when the web of greed 
and intrigue threatens to ensnare her?
Buy here-Only $2.99 Pirates, Pirates
 10 – 18  4 – 12
$4.99 on Amazon…
 2 – 5  P – K


Kathi the squirrel, a delightful young girl;
she dreams of adventure, grows wings that will send her,
 up high in the air to see things everywhere.


This is a rhyming story for children
who love adventures, animals, and exploring.
Buy here-Only $0.99 Kathi the Flying Squirrel
Sometimes, fate strikes without warning. 
All that is left is to either adapt to the new circumstances 
or to falter and succumb to one’s sorrow. What would you do? 
Dedicated to Michelle Devon.
Buy now for only $0.99- Unexpected Turn
Saoirse also has a series of “help” books. 
You can find more of Saoirse’s reads 
on her Amazon Author Page at:
 Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB  WendyBookcaseLogo

Good Bye 2014. Hello 2015 Adventure


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2014 was quite the year. I call it a building and renewal year adventure. Two of my books won awards.

IMG_2155James Saves the Moon won a Gold Medal Best Children’s Fantasy/SciFI from Readers Favorite. Helga Returns won a Best Children’s Book ages 9-12 from Turning the Pages Magazine. Traveled with double vision from Michigan to Orlando in April and received my award from Turning the Pages award ceremony. It was a lot of fun. Delighted to meet  author Mcv Egan in person. We have been friends for years on facebook. My pal Stacey Rourke was there  and many other authors.

While beginning the editing process of my 4th book Amongst the Clouds in February/March and Turning 50 I ended up in the hospital with two bleeding aneurisms. I lost six days, spent 4 nights and had surgery to stop the bleeding. I now have two platinum coils in my head. So I guess my head has gone platinum. LOL  I was lucky walked out of the hospital. My recovery has been remarkable.

cover whiteAmongst the Clouds released from Anchor Group Publishing in July. Fabulous fun adventure. Wonderful illustrations by Kelly Murray.

Reviewed by Dinorah Blackman for Readers’ Favorite Star Review January 15, 2015

Growing up, we all had imaginary friends, but James’s pals are so awesome that one can easily believe they are real. It all begins with a beautiful and unusual cloud that seemed to be stuck in place. As James daydreams about its mysterious beauty, he is launched on an unexpected adventure in the company of his imaginary friends. As they try to discover the meaning of the cloud, they end up becoming key players in a battle in which rivals fight to take control. From flying on a blue dragon’s back to their eager search for a lost key that opens a spell book, James and his friends have a day packed with suspense and drama. However, they still manage to get him home by dinnertime so he can tell his family all about it. Amongst the Clouds by Wendy Nystrom is an awesome book that young and old will enjoy.

In Amongst the Clouds, author Wendy Nystrom does a brilliant job of describing how high a child’s imagination can actually fly. The main protagonist dozes off and ends up in the middle of a lucid dream that teaches him a number of valuable lessons about the importance of loyalty. The story is well written and contains a lot of characters with which kids can easily identify. At the same time, Wendy Nystrom shares a little bit of Icelandic culture with the reader, enabling him or her to easily grasp the context of the adventure. The language is vibrant and appropriate for children, and the book includes many illustrations that add to the mental image so aptly formed by her words.

I was also able to finish my 5th Book Sleigh Ride in time for Christmas SleighRideCover (2)release. Another fun adventure: James and his pals help a polar bear and delivers Santa another sleigh since his was broken accidentally by his reindeer.

Amongst the Clouds is available on Amazon or B&N Amongst the Clouds Amazon link,  Amongst the Clouds B&N link   Sleigh Ride Available on Amazon. Sleigh Ride Amazon Link

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Authorpalooza event went well in November and will be organizing another one in June of 2015 at Big Rapids Community Library. Had a fabulous team to work with for this event.  Spoke in a classroom where the kids were all excited about writing their own book. Spoke at a University Creative writing class. Then the year ended with having my first book James Saves the Moon is listed in a catalog at a new company Called Booksurf  a home book shopping of signed books created by Stacey Rourke. Check out the website lots of books and more in the spring collection.

The holidays were spectacular. We drove to Arizona to spend with my wonderful in-laws. We stopped in NM to visit more relatives on the way had a blast. Then four corners and met the in-laws at the Grand Canyon. We explored for a couple of days. Then a wonderful Christmas at their winter home in Arizona. The family loved the trip.

I am very excited about 2015. Hoping my books get into the hands of many kids. My writing is coming back. I am working on my urban fantasy novel New Moon Brethren and 6th children’s book Magic Carousel.  I joined the local writers group and enjoying those meetings. I have an event with three other authors at Biggby Coffee in February. Susan Stec, Jeni Decker and Becca Vincenza. authors books

2015 is becoming a wonderful adventure. More adventures on the way I am sure.

Thanks for dropping in hope you enjoyed the adventure.  Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB  WendyBookcaseLogo

Fox and Rabbit Garden by Laurel Heger Adventure!


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Today I am reviewing two books written by Laurel Heger. Hope you enjoy the adventure!

Laurel is being featured this week on Kidtales page check it out.

One of each of her ebooks will be given away on Thursday January 23rd on Kidtales FB page, check out how you get into the drawing.

 Fox and Rabbits Garden (A Tale of the Rabbit-less Stew) By Laurel Heger , Illustrated by Monette Pangan

 cover(1)I like clever writing.  Kids like clever at least mine do. This book is suitable for age’s pre-k to 7. I do think adults and older children would enjoy reading Ms. Heger’s books to younger ones. The book is about a rabbit working in its garden and making a stew. Along comes a fox thinking this stew in progress would make a good meal for him, when he can add the rabbit to the pot. The rabbit out smarts the fox, he encourages the fox to assist preparing the pot of stew, with kindness and friendship.  While you are reading the exchange of the rabbit and fox you are also getting a recipe to make a stew or soup.  One spoonful of the stew the fox is surprised the rabbit-less stew is good. The book ends with tips for growing vegetables that can be added to a stew.  The illustrations are bright and delightful by Monette Pangan  This book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


969482_605956119436517_1906058388_nFox and Rabbits Cranberry Surprise by Laure Heger Illustrated by Monette Pangan

This is book two in this series of Rabbit and Fox.  The book starts out with Rabbit and Fox tending their garden and picking fresh beautiful cranberries to add to the pantry supply.  As they are relaxing after a day of work they hear a noise in the pantry. They find a curious hedgehog looking for an easy meal. He has fallen in a basket of eggs and then slips into the new supply of cranberries. Rabbit is upset that much of the supplies have been depleted and the mess they have to clean up in the pantry.  He does not remove or yell at the hedgehog, but instead decides to assist and clean the fellow from all the goo on his body. Hedge Hog, I am sure will become a new character in future stories.  These stories are like fables they give you a hidden message. Even though a mistake is made, kindness not anger is the best response. At the end is a recipe for cranberry sauce. I can see why Fox and Rabbit has been selected as, Goodwill Ambassadors for Seattle Farmers Market Alliance, The farmers market in Shelton, Washington.

I look forward to more of Fox and Rabbits adventures with their garden. Book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

To keep up with Fox and Rabbit’s Garden check out their Facebook page or Website links provided

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