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Little Birdie Who…

Vicki Batman, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, Little Birdie Who…and Other Stories.
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Indie
Cover artist: Kat Baldwin
Length: 15 pages
Heat rating: sweet
Tagline: Three short, fun reads from sassy writer girl, Vicki
Batman
Blurb: 
Little Birdie Who… and Other Stories includes
“This is NOT Working” One of those days at a new job
when nothing is going right until the new boss steps in.
“Check Her Out” Gum: it’s a sticky situation, especially
between the store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew has to pay for the package
he stole.
“Little Birdie Who… “A new town, a new friend, a
new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Little Birdie Who… is a collection of three stories. The women
are working girls in their twenties who meet handsome guys in their late twenties,
thirties.

Interview

How did you get your start in the industry?
Via a game, a friend challenged me. I went home and wrote eight
chapters, then showed her. She said to keep going; so I did.
What is the most important thing you do for your career now,
as compared to when you first started writing?
Promotion has become the most important thing.
What websites do you visit daily?
Man Theory
Plotting Princesses
Etsy (lol)
Ebay
If you could change something about your first book, what
would it be?
A sale! Honestly, I love the book as is and it’s pretty good.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Getting an idea and running away with it.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what
would it be?
Start writing now.
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Every day I work out early in the morning, clean up, and sit
my butt in the chair. I take time out for lunch and keep on going.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
Workout, needlepoint, sent venting emails to close galpals with
disclaimers over it to burn after reading.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Lol. For my sake, I’ll say probably would.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your
own writing?
Mysteries, historical romance, women’s fiction, contemporary
romance.
What was the proudest moment of your life so far?
First, marrying Handsome, then the boy’s births.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only
one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview.
What will you take with you and where will you go?
My suitcase is always at standby; so I can grab and go. Really.
The clothes, the makeup, hair stuff, kindle, Nano, and I’d go on a cruise. Any cruise.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas. I love the music, the special things I do with family
and friends, the fuss.
What good book have you read recently?
I am so totally hooked on the mysteries by Julia Spencer Fleming.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new
century started?
Celebrating with my family, my close girlfriends and their families.
We had a fun dinner followed by watching fireworks from my dining room window.
What do you like to do when you’re bored?
Store Wars
I’m rarely bored. I read and do needlepoint.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Red. RED. RED!

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple.
I’m always ready for a good movie.
When I’m alone, I read or do needlepoint.
You’d never be able to tell, but I was terribly shy when a
kid.
If I had a halo it would be glittery.
If I could go on a cruise right now, I’d say to Handsome,
“Pack a bag. We’re outta here.”
I can never run because I’m a terrible runner.

Previous Books

Twinkle Lights
Store Wars
Man Theory and Other Stories

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LittleBirdie Who…

The subtitle of this blog article is “It Just Came to Me!”
I’m turning over the blog to Vicki Batman today for her article on inspiration
for books.

“It Just Came to Me!”

I’m always asked where do you get your ideas for stories?
Ideas can be found everywhere–a phrase, a word, a journal post,
a look, something overheard in a restaurant, something spoken on television…lots
of places. Something in my head goes boing! and I scribble it down.
I began writing shorts after critiquing for a friend. I guess
osmosis set in because the next thing I knew, I’d written a whole bunch.
Over the years, I’ve had many stories published in magazines
and thru e-publishers. However one magazine, Woman’s World, has eluded me. It isn’t
because my stuff is awful. Woman’s World receives over two hundred submissions per
week. Some of mine have been commented on; some kept for several months (the longer
the better). And others…they were returned quickly. LOL
So what does an author do with those stories? I’ve published
them for free reads. Expanded into longer stories and then, sold them.
However, when the indie wave intensified, I got a badabing!
idea–why not put several stories together into a small book?
So I did. My baby is born–“Little Birdie Who…and Other
Stories.”
Here’s a tiny blurb from each story in “Little Birdie Who”
and what inspired that story:
“Little Birdie Who”–a new resident helps
her next door neighbor rescue a little bird, but who is the birdie worth keeping?
Handsome and I actually rescued a little bird stuck on a pest
strip in our garage.
“Check Her Out”–Gum: it’s a sticky situation,
especially between a store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew has to pay for
the package he stole.
I know someone whose son stole gum several times when he was
five. Her rendition (and exasperation) stayed in my head and I just had to tell
the tale.
“This is NOT Working”–Who knew Day One at
a new job would begin so badly and end with possibilities?
Who hasn’t had a horrible day at a new job, but to make it a
first day ramped up the heroine’s awful situation. And someone near and dear said
he forgot to turn on his computer one day, and it nearly drove him crazy.
So if you are sitting in a café, airport lounge, or do something
crazy, you might be overheard by a writer and become an inspiration for the next
bestseller!
Little Birdie Who is COMING SOON!
Twinkle Lights

Available Now:

Twinkle Lights
When the owner of a Christmas tree stand has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed delinquent turned lawyer fall under the holiday spirit and staff the business. The two-some meet the everyday challenges of running the establishment and through their close association, began to care for each other. When the revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.
Buy link: http://is.gd/9e9Nv7

About the Author

Vicki Batman kicks back with a diet Coke and–hopefully–is weaving
writing magic.

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