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Vicki Batman
sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction 

Sisterhood of Suspense  -
Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up some awards and bestsellers. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and several writing groups. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"
romantic comedy mystery and romantic comedy
                                                      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.

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. 
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- “Holiday Handbag Extravaganza” from the Season of Surprises anthology, 1st place, 2016 Maple Leaf contest

- Season of Surprises,” Amazon bestseller in Historical Romance.

- Sisters Born, Sisters Found, winner in Women's Issues, 2015 Next Gen. Indie Book Awards, features "Sister Act."

- "Holiday Disaster" from the Season of Magic anthology, 2015 Maple Leaf honorable mention.

- Season of Magic, Amazon bestseller in Holiday, Historical, & Hot Romance .

- Bug Stuff...and Other Stories, takes Judges Choice Award in 2014 Bookgoodies cover contest.

- "The Great Fruitcake Bake-off,” 3rd place in Preditors & Editors Critter's Romantic Short Fiction 2014

- Articles for Dallas Area Romance Authors DARA News and published in other RWA chapters newsletters.

- "Twinkle Lights," 2nd place in Preditors & Editors Critter's Workshop Romantic Short Fiction 2013.

- "This Is Not Working," 1st place 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.