Over 1.5 Million Books In Print
Vicki’s first published novel, a romantic suspense, was a bestseller that sold in nearly a dozen foreign countries. Since then, she’s shifted writing focus several times. After co-creating the first single-title open-ended continuity series, she turned to military life and has been credited with a Career Achievement Award for being one of the first to write military romantic suspense, military romantic intrigue, and military romantic thrillers. Recently, she has shifted focus to Christian fiction. Her willingness to take risks and blaze trails has won her many prestigious nominations and awards, including:
RT Reviewer’s Choice:
•Best Faith-Affirming Thriller of the Year (Forget Me Not)
•Best Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year (Lady Justice,
•Shades of Gray, Duplicity )
•Best Romantic Intrigue Novel of the Year (Lady Liberty)
•Best Romantic Adventure Novel of the Year (Her Perfect Life)
•Best Mainstream Suspense Novel of the Year (All Due Respect)
•Best Time-Travel Novel of the Year (Festival)
•Career Achievement Award for Best Series Storyteller of the Year (Lady Liberty)
•Career Achievement Award for Best Romantic Adventure of the Year (Her Perfect Life)
•RT Gold Medal Awards (Lady Liberty, Acts of Honor, All Due
•Respect, Shades of Gray)
•RT Top Pick Awards (Shades of Gray, Duplicity, Acts of Honor, All Due Respect, Lady Liberty, Lady Justice, Her Perfect Life)
•RITA™ Award Finalist–Best Mainstream (HER PERFECT LIFE)
•RITA™ Award Finalist–Best Romantic Suspense (BODY DOUBLE)
•Blether Gold Awards (LADY JUSTICE)
•Blether Silver Awards (ACTS OF HONOR)
•The Beacon Award (LADY LIBERTY, BODY DOUBLE)
•The Golden Quill Award, Best Mainstream/Single Title Contemporary Novel of the Year (DUPLICITY)
•The Maggie Award of Excellence (MIND READER, ACTS OF HONOR, BEYOND THE MISTY SHORE)
•Holt Medallion Award (BODY DOUBLE, (HER PERFECT LIFE)
•Daphne du Maurier Best Contemporary Novel of the Year (DUPLICITY, ACTS OF HONOR, ALL DUE RESPECT)
•Daphne du Maurier Best Suspense/Mystery Novel of the Year (ACTS OF HONOR, LADY LIBERTY, ALL DUE RESPECT, DUPLICITY)
•Outstanding Achievement Award, Affaire de Coeur
•Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year, Affaire de Coeur (UPON A MYSTIC TIDE)
•Laurel Leaf Award, (MAYBE THIS TIME))
A complete listing of awards is listed on each book’s individual page. See Books.
Vicki holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and a Doctorate in Philosophy, Theocentric Business & Ethics. She actively lectures on writing craft and technique and philosophy.
Her articles have appeared many respected publications and ezines (Novelists, Inc., Romantic Times, Romance Writers’ Report, The Outreacher, The Rock and others) and have been extensively reprinted in as many as sixty-three foreign markets. She has coordinated and/or judged national and international writing competitions, served on various writers’ association committees, has been honored by Romance Writers of America with their National Service Award and in 2004 was named the first PRO Mentor of the Year.
Vicki is a charter sponsor of International Thriller Writers (ITW) and served on its Board of Directors as Vice President. She’s a member of The Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, Novelists Inc., Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Published Authors Network, Emerald Coast Writers, ACRA, Deep South Christian Writers and other writing organizations. She’s also a sponsor and member of Book Club Network and the Book Fun Organization.
For detailed information on her writing or Outreach Programs, including mentoring and a free online writer’s library, please visit the other sections of this site. For scheduled lectures/signings, visit Appearances.
Selectee for Achievements in Writing & as an Educator
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who Among Women
Publishers of Vicki’s novels and non-fiction books are: Bell Bridge Brooks, Waterbrook-Multnomah (Random House), Bantam (Random House), Harlequin, Silhouette, Medallion Press, St. Martin’s Press, Spilled Candy Traditional, Pinnacle (Kensington) and Audiogo in the UK.
Vicki also writes Writing–Live!, a column for the SocialIn Network.
She hosted an Internet Radio Talk Show for the iWRN radio network, Everyday Woman, and frequently guest hosted their acclaimed Write Right! program.
- 30 Novels published.
- 4 Nonfiction books published.
- Hundreds of articles on writing: craft, business, life.
- Published in as many as 63 countries.
- MFA Creative Writing.
- Ph.D. Philosophy, Theocentric Business & Ethics.
- Bantam Dell Publishing Group (Random House), Belle Bridge Books, Harlequin, Medallion Press, Pinnacle, Silhouette, Spilled Candy Traditional Books, St. Martin’s Press, Waterbrook-Multnomah (Random House).
- MFA Creative Writing
- Ph.D. Theocentric business and ethics
International Thriller Writers Sponsor, former VP Board of Directors. Authors Guild. Mystery Writers of America. Novelists, Inc. Sisters-in-Crime. American Christian Fiction Writers. Romance Writers of America, National Service Award, Consultant to Board of Directors, PRO Mentor Award, Multiple RITA Award nominee. Founding Member of RWA Chapters: ACRA, First Coast RWA, PASIC and Maine RWA. Florida Mystery Writers. Southeast ACFW. Florida ACFW. Emerald Coast Writers Guild. Sandhandle Workshops C.H.O.I.C.E.
International Thriller Writers. The Book Club Network. Southeast Writers Assn. New Writers’ Edna Sampson Award. Edna Sampson Benevolence Award. Library Thing, Lifetime Member. Goodreads. Shelfari.
Charity of Choice: The Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior Project
Donor Choice: Public Libraries.