Featured Interview With Vicki Batman
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m the oldest, dark-haired, brown-eyed girl with three blonde-haired and blue-eyed sisters. We were raised in the suburbs. I’ve lived in the big city ever since I graduated from college.
I’ve always had cats until two years ago when my twenty-three year old cat passed. She had the most incredible velvet fur. For the past eight years, we’re pet parents to Champ and Jones, malti-poos. Yep, Jones got his name from Indiana Jones. LOL
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have always been a huge reader. Every summer, my mom took the four of us to the library to check out books for two weeks. One time, the librarian told me I couldn’t check out the stack I had, that I wouldn’t read them all. As I turned away to sort through my pile, my mom saw how upset I was. I explained what was what and she marched me back to the desk, saying, “Give her all of them. She’ll read them all, probably twice and her sisters’ too.”
I started writing about thirteen years ago. A friend prompted me and continues to feel responsible for what I have accomplished.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love reading historical and contemporary romance, mysteries, thrillers, women’s fiction. My all-time favorite is Dick Francis. When my son was a toddler, I discovered his books. Handsome and I were visiting a Half Price bookstore and I mentioned how I wanted to find more of his work. He asked, “Why do you like him so?” I said, “I wish I could write like him.” Never before had I told anyone that. It took me a long time before I found the courage to try.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Temporarily Insane is the second in the Hattie Cooks mystery series. Temporary Employed is the first one. There’s humor, romance, and murder in each.
No man. Bad job. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available…in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.
Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect.
Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?
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