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Vicki Batman, sassy author

Do you get squishy wishy when reading funny works with a dash of romance? 

Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. She has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
how I began... I grew up on kid mysteries: Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Trixie Belden. I wanted to be Trixie because she had brothers, not sisters. LOL.  
In eighth grade, my reading turned when I found Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. It remains today one of my favorites.  
Other authors include: Mary Stewart (romantic mystery); Emilie Loring (romantic mystery); Dick Francis (horse racing thrillers); Sue Grafton (the A-B-C mysteries); Sophie Kinsella (ridiculous shopping escapades), M. M. Kaye (romantic mystery); Elizabeth George (English crime); Carl Hiassen (outrageous something); Janet Evanovich (funny mystery); A Knight in Shining Armor (time-travel romance); M. M. Kaye (romantic mystery); Mr. Perfect & Open Season (romantic suspense) by Linda Howard, Julia Spencer Fleming (mystery). 
My favorite author, Dick Francis...passed away at age 89. He had penned 43 books which centered around horse racing. After reading many of his when my first son was a baby, I confessed to Handsome, "I wish I could write like him."
noteworthy...
- "Raving Beauty" finalist 2020 CIBA short story awards.
- Just You and Me boxed set featuring "Raving Beauty" is #1 Amazon bestseller.
- “Holiday Handbag Extravaganza,” from Season of Surprises,1st place, 2016 Maple Leaf contest.
- Season of Surprises hit Amazon best seller list.
- Sisters Born, Sisters Found, Winner-Women's Issues, 2015 Next Generation Indie Book. 
- "Holiday Disaster,"  Season of Magic anthology, 2015 Maple Leaf honorable mention.
- Season of Magic, Amazon bestseller in Holiday, Historical, & Hot 
- Bug Stuff...and Other Stories,  Judges Choice Award in 2014 Bookgoodies cover contest.
- "The Great Fruitcake Bake-off,” 3rd P&E Romantic Short Fiction 2014.
Published articles for Dallas Area Romance Authors News & other RWA  newsletters.
- "Twinkle Lights," 2nd P& E  Romantic Short Fiction 2013.
- "This Is Not Working," 1st in The Book Breeze short fiction contest.
- "This is Not Working," finals in the top 100 of 2010 Fall WOW contest. 
- "Wade and Grace," 1st place, 2008 RWASD Sharpen Your Hook Contest.
- Temporarily Employed, 3rd place Single Title Category of the 2007 Lone Star Contest.



published works...

- To November/December 2021 Texas Gardener magazine, "High Hopes."

- To February 22, 2021 Temporarily Out of Luck, The Wild Rose Press

- To November/December 2020 Texas Gardener magazine 

- To November 1, 2020, Sommerville holidays too, by VLMB publisher

- To November 8, 2019, Sommerville holidays, published by VLMBatman publisher.

- To July 10, 2019, Sommerville days stories by VLMBatman publisher.

- To June 1, 2018, Just Desserts, anthology by Ink Lion Press and Vicki Batman.

- To December, 2018, Whispers of Winter boxed set, "The Great Fruitcake Bake-off."

- To February, 2018, Murder & Mayhem, The Wild Rose Press, Temporarily Employed.

- To May, 2017, Just You and Me, boxed set, “Raving Beauty.”

- To November 1, 2015, Indie, Season of Promises, "The Littlest Angel."

- To September 9, 2016, The Wild Rose Press, Temporarily Insane.

- To March/April 2016, Texas Gardener magazine, "Grandmother’s Green Thumb."

- To October 27, 2015, Indie, Season of Surprises, "Holiday Handbag Extravaganza."

- To November 1, 2014, Indie, Season of  Magic, "Holiday Disaster."

- To October 17, 2014, The Wild Rose Press, Temporarily Employed

- To November 1, 2014, "Sister Act," Sisters Born, Sisters Found anthology by WordForest.

- To February 2014, Indie, "Bug Stuff...and Other Stories"

- To December 2013, MuseItUp Publishing, "The Great Fruitcake Bake-off"

- To March 2013, MuseItUp Publishing, "San Diego or Bust"

- To February 2013, Indie, "Little Birdie Who…and Other Stories"

- To May 2012, LongandShortReviews.com, "Check Her Out"

- To August 2012, MuseItUp Publishing, "Store Wars"

- To February 2012, Ink Lion Books, Man Theory and Other Stories

- To December 2012, MuseItUp Publishing, "Twinkle Lights"

- To October 2011, MuseItUp Publishing, "Taking Flight," anthology

- To June 2011, LongandShortReviews.com, "Tommy and the Teacher"

- To April 2011, Noble Romance, "I Believe"

- To February 2011, True Love, "The Sweetest Revenge"

- To February 2011, True Love, "Valentine's Day Misery"

- To December 2010, True Love, "Candy Cane Twist"

- To December 2010, True Confessions, "Breaking Free"

- To October 2010, True Confessions, "Wedding Day Disaster"

- To September 2010, True Love, "Drive My Car"

- To September 2010, True Love, "I'll Never Leave You"

- To September 2010, True Love, "When You Least Expect It"

- To August 2010, True Love, "Running to Love"

- To August 2010, True Love, "A Cake for All Seasons"

- To April 2010, LongandShortReviews.com, "Ouch"

- To January 2010, True Love, "Beyond Ordinary"

- To December 2009 True Romance, "Christmas Ties"

- To September 2009 True Romance, "Charlie's Friend"

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timely tips...If you say stupid things, I'm gonna write stupid things...Hairspray is a girlfriend's best friend...The price of wearing cute shoes is five Band-Aids...Donuts should never be wasted...One can never have too many handbags...Consider buying one in every color...Panty hose gives me gas...Shop clearance first...Donuts, cake, pie, ice cream, or chocolate cures everything...You gotta love birthday cake...I want a sugardaddy who lets me do what I want...Ugly shoes are never worth the price.