Monday, December 12, 2016

Vicki Batman on writing a series

Welcome to the garden, everyone. We're still chatting about book series. Please welcome Vicki Batman with us. Please fill up your plate with goodies and pour your favorite beverage.

Hi everyone,
The Wild Rose Press just published the second in my Temporarily series. First is Temporarily Employed. Second is Temporarily Insane.

A friend knew I was interested in writing a book and on a girlfriend trip, challenged us to write the opening paragraph of a book using the word window. I had nothing. But two days later, I sat down and began to write. I had scribed eight chapters. I showed my friend who said to continue. So I did. While working on TE, ideas for TI popped in my head. I scribbled them in a doc and saved. When TWRP pubbed TE, I thought maybe I could do something with the scribblings. Eventually, a book shaped and TWRP agreed to publish it too. Now, I'm working on Temporarily Out of Luck.

My character loses the job she loves and is forced to take temporary jobs to make ends meet. Each new job is a unique challenge, but not the one she really wants. The detective is a childhood friend who morphed from a trombone playing math geek. He's adored her all his life. Together, they solve crimes and have a little romance.

Temporarily Employed. New Job. New Love. And Murder. Hattie Cook's dream job is down the
toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee--the very one she replaced.

When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, Detective Allan Charles Wellborn steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.

Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?

Find Temporarily Employed at:

Amazon ebook: Amazon paperback: The Wild Rose Press ebook: The Wild Rose Press paperback: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
www.wildrosepublishing.com
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Temporarily Insane. Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where mishaps and murder are definitely fishy. Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect.

Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?

Find Temporarily Insane at:
Amazon ebook: Amazon paperback: The Wild Rose Press ebook: The Wild Rose Press paperback:
Barnes and Noble

Thank you, Vicki, for visiting Mary's Garden today. your series sounds great.

13 comments:

Melissa Keir said...

I love Vicki's books. She weaves such wonderful tales with humor and good old fashioned amazing characters! :) All the best!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Melissa! and thank you! But you are just amazing.

Anonymous said...

I'm intrigued! jUst downloaded the sample of Temporarily Employed. Thanks! --Judy Gabriel

vicki batman said...

Hi, Judy! I'm so glad you are intrigued. That line is music to an author's ears. Let me know what you think. Hugs!

jbiggar said...

Love that you started these books by rising to a challenge, Vicki! Where did you come up with the titles? They're attention grabbers!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Jacquie! You know I don't exactly remember. She's doing temp work...so Temporarily and work is Employed. Wow, you're making me think. lol

Mary Martinez said...

Thank you, Vicki, for visiting the Garden.

Thanks to everyone visiting!
Mary

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Hi Vicki, Excellent post! Love reading about the back stories behind each book and series. I agree with Jacquie...the titles are attention grabbers. :)

brenda said...

Thanks, Vicki. I've not written a series, but I do read them. You've nailed the titles.

Ilona Fridl said...

I love writing a series. The characters seem like old friends. Yours sounds terrific!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Mary! I love visiting. Anytime. Hugs!

Hi, Joanne! I like reading why authors write what they do, too. I've always liked the titles. Thanks for noticing. Hugs!

Hi, Brenda! It's funny when writing the first one, ideas came to me for the second and then the third which is entitled Temporarily Out of Luck. I call it TOOL. LOL

Hi, Ilona! My character has a bushel of friends just like most of us. Thank you!

stanalei said...

An awesome series, Vicki! Best of luck with the next book!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Stanalei! Why thank you. #3 is kicking my butt.