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Who you are: Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor, romance, and will delight all readers. She has sold many award-winning and bestselling romantic comedy works to magazines, and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
Interests besides writing: What do you read or hobbies? I read lots of mysteries, thrillers, historical romance, contemporary romance, women’s fiction. I like to embroider, stitch needlepoint, play mahjong, Jazzercise, do yoga, and take long walks.
Network or support system: I have my family. Girlfriends. Book club, Workout friends. Mahjong and yoga friends. Lots of cousins. Local writing chapter and writing groups.
Desk description: A nice, dark-stained rectangular sits perpendicular to my window so I can see the front yard and the street. I have four loaded bookcases behind me. On the desktop, front and center, is my laptop. To my right, pads of ruled sticky notes and yellow mechanical pencils. To my left is my calendar book. Also on top is a standup file, a Bluetooth keyboard, and odds and ends in a vintage wire inbox.
Outrageous talent or something fun like that: I make great queso! In a crockpot, melt Velveeta with two cans of Rotel tomatoes. Chop up a bunch of green onions, two tomatoes, cilantro, and add to the crockpot. Stir and then add a small can of evaporated milk. Melt till smooth and creamy. Serve with chips.
Window What's outside yours: I look out at two large red oak trees. Squirrels scamper about and even put their paws on the window to peek inside. I can see the mailman drop letters in the mail chute. Amazon leaves packages by the front door. Beyond the trees is the street where many vehicles go by.
Temporarily out of Luck
by Vicki Batman
Great job. What man? And murder.
Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie’s sister, who is planning her own I Dos.
Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie’s family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie’s sister. Determining who’s the bad guy—or gal—isn’t going to be easy and sure to piss off someone.
Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey’s ex before she is charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined?
Find Temporarily out of Luck at: https://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Luck-Hattie-Cooks-Mystery-ebook/dp/B08T7YSSRJ/
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