I am thrilled to have the sassy and sweet Vicki Batman visiting with us today. If you’ve never met Vicki in person, you’re in for a treat. She’s delightfully funny and genuinely kind. She’s a DARA and Plotting Princess pal of mine, too – I know, I AM SO LUCKY! And today, so are you. Put on your tiaras, have a glass of champagne and get to know Miss Batman.
Take it away Vicki!
Me: What was the first romance or book you read that grabbed you? Who is the author?
V.B.: When I was fourteen, my aunt lent my mom books written by Emilie Loring. They are sweet with strong girls and strong men. I’ve read them over and over. My goal is to have all in hardback.
Me: Is there an author that you get fan-girl crazy over? Have you ever met him/her? Do you want to?
V.B.: Janet E. Oh, yes, I’ve met her at book signings. Like the time I made poster girls and named them my friend and sister when they couldn’t go to the signing. Janet looked at them and died laughing, then asked if she could autograph them. She also held them for photos. Then my friends and I went to an all night diner, a group of ladies go, “You’re the girls with the people.” LOL
Me: What’s your:
- Favorite color? Red
- Favorite season? Spring, Summer, Fall.
- Favorite Hero – movie or book? James Bond, Indiana Jones–sigh.
- Snack weakness (food or drink)? Hershey’s chocolates and diet Coke.
- What’s your Astrological sign? Virgo
- Do you write sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? Both!
- Do you read sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? Both!
Me: What’s on your desk when you write?
V.B.: Golly–a special project pile. Notes I don’t want to forget. A lamp made from a huge silver pitcher. Desk top. Phone, Sticky notes with reminders all lined in a row in front of the monitor. Monitor with speakers. Diet Coke.
Me: Do you write to music or quiet? If you do write with music, can you share one song that’s significantly impacted this story?
V.B.: I do write with music on and usually, it is classical guitar. However, I love Chris Botti (are you listening, sweetie?) and mentioned him in my book, Temporarily Employed. The hero puts on his CD for mood music. LOL
Me: What’s your favorite line from your most recent release? Why?
V.B.: “I have a theory about love” from “Man Theory.” Let’s just say a special person said something which sparked my imagination.
Me: What’s next? You don’t have to get specifics – but feel free to leave a tantalizing snippet or cryptic hook.
V.B.: “Man Theory and Other Stories” is available now. “Store Wars” comes out August 2012 from MuseItUp Publishing and “Twinkle Lights” will be available December 2012 from MuseItUp. I’ll probably do another quickie collection next year. And then, there’s the book….