Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Author's Den - Just Desserts

Joining me in The Author's Den on this beautiful day is Vicki Batman.

As the sun shines through the windows of the den, Vicki and I are enjoying a glass of Dr. Pepper and chatting about her book, Just Desserts, which just released yesterday!

Vicki, tell us a little about yourself.
Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way she has garnered awards and bestsellers. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"

What’s your guilty procrastination secret?
I’m thinking…. I got it! Emptying the dishwasher. lol

What does your writing space look like? 
Attached My desk is by a window where I watch the seasons turn, the birds and squirrels. Along an adjacent wall are four loaded bookcases. Across from that wall is a brown leather love seat with some pillows I’ve stitched in needlepoint. Above the couch are framed covers of my work. Across from my desk is a large storage closet. Next to the closet door is an old red tool chest which used to belong to my dad.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? 
I Jazzercise every day, I walk the dogs most days. I stitch needlepoint and embroidery. Read a lot, watch TV, and go to the movies with Handsome.

What can we look forward to with your upcoming or next writing project?
My very new project is Just Desserts…and Other Stories which released June 1, 2018.

Where can we find you and your books online?
Author Central:

Let's take a peek at, Just Desserts.
Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these clean and wholesome, heart-warming short tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

Included are:
Bug Stuff ~ An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.
Just Desserts ~ A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.
With This Ring ~ When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, the evening turns into something utterly unforgettable.
Good Girls Finish First ~ When men friends are challenged to fix breakfast if they lose a race, one woman leads the pack and discovers finishing first can lead to romance.
Ouch ~ Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous...and romantic?
Man Theory ~ When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart.
Tommy and the Teacher ~ A young boy steals from the school’s book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.
Absolutely Positively Lost ~ Helping a map-challenged young man find his way is truly serendipitous.
The Little Birdie Who ~ A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?
Check Her Out ~ It’s a sticky situation, especially between a store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew must pay for the gum he stole.
This Is Not Working ~ One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right, and then the boss steps in. 

Find Just Desserts…and Other Stories at:
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Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Thank you so much for having me stop by today! Am raising my diet dp now. Hugs!

Melissa Keir said...

What a great post! Congrats on your new release! :)

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, Melissa! Isn't the cover just oooey gooey fun? Hugs!

Angela Adams said...

Congrats, Vicki. Over the weekend, I was watching reruns of the 1970's The Mary Tyler Moore occurred to me that the character of Rhoda reminds me of some of the heroines in your novels.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Angela! That's so funny I certainly wasn't channeling her. I watched the shows, too.