Interview With Author Vickie Adams
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My love of writing began in middle school. My short stories have been included in anthologies. This novel is my second with Wicked Publishing, following Heartland.
Born in Knoxville TN. I grew up in southeast Michigan. During the Vietnam war, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. My most memorable assignment was 45 days on Wake Island during the fall of Saigon. Following twenty years in the United States Air Force officer, I retired in 1992. Following my military retirement, I served another twenty years as a Veterans Service Officer, retiring a second time in 2016.
Education includes a B.A. in journalism from Southwest Texas State University and an M.A. from Chapman College.
I’m is married to Lisa Marie. We love to travel and have taken several cruises. I have a son, Alex. Together we have two fur babies, Oliver and Nietzsche.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The book is Out of the Shadows. It is about an Air Force military training instructor. She is in her first relationship. With an ex-trainee. With an explosion, a cover-up, and innocent people charged with murder and arson, Marty teams up with friends, Jennifer and Robbie to clear her girlfriend, Tess, and bar owner, Jennifer Nichols. In ICU fighting for her life, local law enforcement charges Tess and Jennifer with murder and Arson. With circumstantial evidence building, Marty begins an investigation of her own to discover who caused the explosion, which also took the life of Annie Stockton, Jennifer’s friend. She learns there were other lesbian bars burned to the ground. Marty’s professional life is also at risk.
Asking questions puts Marty’s life in danger. She fights for her own life while trying to save Tess. I worked in Basic Military Training. This was before DADT.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think so. I write and write and edit and edit. It’s never-ending.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Katherine Forrest. Ruby Fruit Jungle. There are so many great writers out there it’s hard to pick.
What are you working on now?
A lesbian time-travel romance.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I post my book in dozens of Facebook groups.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write, write, write. Read, read, read. Take creative writing classes. Join a writing group.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Study your craft.
What are you reading now?
Love More, Fight Less.
What’s next for you as a writer?
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I have a stack of TBR books on my bedside table. I’d grab the top four.
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