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Awesome Romance Author Vicki Batman

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Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman

Looking for a great romance author to read? This week my guest author is fellow Wild Rose author Vicki Batman. Vicki writes romantic comedy with a twist of suspense. She has just released a new book Temporarily Insane, and I am so pleased she is here to share it with us. 

For my interview, Vicki answers questions about her hobbies, handbags, and her advice on criticism.

Please welcome Vicki Batman…


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

What do you do when you are not writing?

Mostly, I needlepoint. I’m just your average kind of stitcher-the basics. And sometimes, embroidery. Love to read. And go with Handsome to the movies.

What interesting jobs have you had?

I’ve had a lot of different ones: I really began babysitting at age 13, volunteered as a day camp aid, lifeguard, day camp leader, amusement park employee in several areas, hardware store clerk, antique store clerk, department store clerk, assistant buyer, marketing assistant, finance assistant, worked special events for a book store, worked for Handsome, worked market.

How did you choose the genre you write in?

I think the romantic comedy genre found me. First, I had no idea I was funny until a friend told me so. Second, I’ve read mysteries every since I can remember—Trixie Belden, Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew—and my favorite is Dick Francis. So the funny came out in a light mystery. Voila!

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

I am a huge Dick Francis, Mary Stewart, Emilie Loring, Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, Janet E. fan.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book?

Temporarily Insane is a follow up to Temporarily Employed. Heroine, Hattie Cooks takes temporary jobs when the job she adores falls down the drain due to an economic downturn. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

Oh yes, there’s some things, like favorite car – Jeep. Favorite accessory – handbag. Favorite treat – chocolate. And some people have done or said things that inspired me!

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

What has been the best compliment? When I first began, I entered contests and one judge wrote on the front of my submission “Why are you writing?” I was devastated. Like most newbies, I thought I was doing a good job. I lamented over her comment for two days. Then I decided “no one can determine my destiny but me.” I went back to work. So what was bad and could have been worded more delicately, ended up pushing me.


Temporarily Insane by Vickie Batman

Vicki BatmanBad job. Wrong love. 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?


Buy Links

Amazon ebook or paperback | Barnes & Noble ebook| Wild Rose Press e-book or paperback

 

 


Vicki BatmanDiscover more about Vicki here…

Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html

Facebook: http://bit.ly/293iZIz

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/

Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman

Email: vlmbatman@hotmail.com


If you have any questions or comments for Vicki, please post them below, and she will get back to you.

16 Comments

  1. Vicki Batman says:

    Good morning, Zara, and thank you so much for hostessing me today!

  2. stanalei15 says:

    Congrats on the new release, Vicki

  3. Melissa Keir says:

    Wonderful interview. I’m glad you kept writing. It is so true that we often allow others to determine our own destiny!

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Melissa! Oh thank you. I think it was at that point I grew thick skin and have been able to let things roll off my back. Hugs!

  4. I love this, Vicki!- I decided “no one can determine my destiny but me.”
    If only we all lived by this code. Great post and congrats on your new release!

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Jacquie! Thank you. If I hadn’t been strong enough to say that, I’d probably have quit. And then all the fabulous doors that have been opened, all the wonderful people and writers I’ve met, all the accomplishments I’ve made wouldn’t have happened. That would have been sad. Hugs!

  5. Reggi Allder says:

    Hi Vicki,
    Loved hearing your journey, good you decided your destiny or we’d have missed the fun of reading your books. Good Luck with your new release!

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Reggi! I’m so glad I continued my journey. The growth I’ve made in my writing life… When I first told Handsome what I was doing, he got a strange look on his face and said, “You’ve changed.” I believe I needed the change, too.

  6. I’ve had similar contest-judge experiences. The appropriate response is to do exactly as you did. Some people let the awe-inspiring power of being a judge at a writing contest go straight to their heads, don’t they? Best of luck with the new release!

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Sorcha! As I’ve critiqued and judged over the years, I am paranoid I would do to someone what was done to me. I hope I don’t. I don’t want to dissuade anyone from their dreams.

  7. Mary Morgan says:

    I’m a huge fan of Nancy Drew and Mary Stewart, Vicki! Enjoyed the interview and getting to know you more. Wishing you all the best!

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Mary! Isn’t it interesting how so many writers have been influenced by Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, etc. I appreciate you commenting today.

  8. Vicki, I love your tenacity! Good for you for not giving up.

    • Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Sydell! For a long time, I couldn’t sell my books. Then I was turned on to writing short fiction which you know of. I really honed my craft there and love writing short. Many hugs!

  9. Marietta says:

    This blog is really cool. I have bookmarked it. Do you allow guest post on your website
    ? I can write high quality posts for you. Let me know.

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