Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Interview with Sassy Writer Vicki Batman


Joining me today is author Vicki Batman, so sit back enjoy the interview.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?  Once, I told Handsome I wished I could write like Dick Francis. But it wasn't until a friend said, "You can do this," that I took upon the challenge. After I sold a few stories, I finally felt like a writer. 
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I like sticky notes. I put notes to myself, reminders, whatever on them and line them up in front of my computer. When not needed, I rip off and toss. That part is fun.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? I love to do needlepoint, play mahjongg, Jazzercise, take long walks, hang on the couch with a good book, go to a movie with Handsome. 
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? I've had 27 short stories published—I *think* that's right. One of my favs is one sold to the TRUE magazines entitled "Drive My Car." It's about a girl who takes driving lessons from the cop who wrote the ticket. Very funny. 
What do you think makes a good story? Upon opening to the first chapter, a reader should get hooked and want to finish the book/story. So a good hook. Then the characters must be intriguing enough to keep the story moving and continue to pull the reader along. Finally, a satisfying ending. 
What are your favorite book genres in writing and reading? I write sweet and sexy funny fiction. I read sweet, sexy, funny romances and mysteries. Why? I cut my teeth on the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden. I've always liked mysteries and have one coming out in 2014. 
Who are you favorite authors to read? My all-time favorite author was Dick Francis. I read Janet Evanovich, Carl Hiassen, Elizabeth George, Sue Grafton, Sophie Kinsella.
You Can Find Vicki at:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction/133506590074451?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickiBatman



Three short romantic comedies from sassy writer girl, Vicki Batman.
"Just Desserts": a political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.
"Bug Stuff": A cute accountant unites with his co-worker to fight a pesky adversary.

"With This Ring": When a wife forgets her little black dress, all turns into something utterly romantic and unforgettable in the end. 

Find Bug Stuff…and other stories at: 
And other e-retailers.

26 comments:

  1. Vicki, your stories sound delightful. I admire anyone who can write comedy because I can't do it to save my life. lol

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    1. Hi, Sandy! thank you so much. I just latch onto the right phrase, I guess. Like in Bug Stuff, there's a line Handsome said and I laughed and laughed because it was so unexpected. Thank you for posting.

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  2. Hello there, my friend. Love the post.

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    1. Hi, Marian! I just had the nicest FB chat with you. I hope I see you at RWA. ox

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  3. Hi, alone in the Light! And thank you and *waving* back. You just made my day. Hugs.

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  4. Hi Vicki. Great interview. I love to write humor in my stories. But what I admire most is your ability to write short. Talk about something I don't have the knack for!

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    1. Hi, Pam! Ability to write short...hmmm. Here's the real truth. I only have so much conflict and when that runs out, I stop. If the word count determines that's for a short story, so be it. So maybe it's because of me... lol

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    2. Interesting approach you have there. I've really had to work on conflict and how to come up with something strong enough to last for an entire book. But as a character writer and reader, what I love is the character's internal conflict. I love the depth. It takes me so long to build what I love in a character, that I'm not ready to let go. Sounds crazy, but that's just the way I roll. It's great that we are all different.

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    3. Hi, Pam, you are programmed for a book. I'm programmed for short. Shorts are more of a moment in time. So the conflict is more narrow. If I don't have enough for a book, I finish what I have for a story. Make sense?

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    4. Makes total sense. And I love your stories, long and short. They always leave me feeling good.

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  5. Loved the interview! You have some of my favorite authors as yours!
    -Lani

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    1. Thank you, Lani. I do like my mysteries. Getting back into them too since I'll be writing more of them in the future. Hugs

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  6. Hi, Vicki, another good interview from you. I just finished The Great Fruitcake Bake-Off. Very amusing and entertaining as are all our stories. I'll be posting a review soon.

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    1. Hi, Cara! Well thank you so much. I'm thrilled you read my funny stories. Hugs, sweetie.

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  7. My sister was a big Bobbsey Twins and Trixie Belden fan. She still has a few of her original books. Enjoyed your interview!

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    1. Hi, Angela! I became hooked on Trixie when I was at a cousin's house and she gave me the book to read. I couldn't get enough. She had brothers and I had sisters and I'd have given anything to have brothers. lol

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  8. Fun interview!!! Looking forward to Bug Stuff!

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  9. I enjoyed reading your interview, Vicki. Can't wait to read Bug Stuff!

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    1. Hi, Rose and I'm so thrilled you came to visit with me today. I do hope you get a chance to check out BS&os. If you like some laughs... Hugs

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  10. I love short stories. I'm so busy that I enjoy being able to love a happily ever after during my free time. Stories with humor are also wonderful! Like you, I find that the story dictates the length. Bug Stuff sounds cute! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Hi, Melissa! Are most people not wanting to read short because of the literary ones we endured during school? That's so wrong! Shorts can be fun too. And can be extremely challenging to write. Try scribbling an 800 word one. Not so easy. But when done well... Thanks, honeybunny.

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  11. Hi Vicki,
    Loved the interview and learned a few thing I didn't know about you. Your short story to True Magazine, Drive My Car, sounds really cute. Bug Stuff looks interesting.

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    1. Hi, Beverley! and here I thought you knew everything. Can't wait to see you again and thanks! hugs.

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  12. Thank you so much for having me today!

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