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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
                                               Temporarily Insane

Bad job. Wrong love. And murder.
Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.

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?
The Wild Rose Press, Murder and Mayhem boxed set, including Temporarily Employed, ebook - LINK

- “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.