A USA Today best selling and award-winning author, Vicki Hinze, has written over thirty-five books (fiction and nonfiction) and hundreds of articles that have been published in as many as 63 countries. She is also a columnist for the global Social-In Network.
Vicki writes most often in Romantic Suspense, Thrillers with a romantic element, and Military Romance or Military Thrillers for the general market or for the Christian market. She has written series, political thrillers, suspense, paranormal romantic suspense, time-travel suspense, women’s action adventure, thrillers, psycho-thrillers and contemporary romance with a strong mystery element. All of her books contain elements of suspense, mystery and romance. She enjoys genre-blending and is known as a trailblazer for doing so.
After her fourth published novel, she returned to college and earned an MA in creative writing then a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Theocentric Business and Ethics). She founded Writers’ Aids to mentor other authors, which evolved into Writers’ Zone, where she answers questions on craft, the business of writing and the writing life and maintains a free online writers’ library, ON WRITING, on her website, www.vickihinze.com. By request, some of those articles are on Kindle. Additional podcasts, workshops, lectures and feature articles are also in the writing library.
Between family and writing commitments, she has little time for hobbies and her other interests. Her favorite non-writing activity is home-improvement projects. Knocking down walls appeals to her. For fun, she designs book covers.
Hinze’s blog (vickihinze.com/blog) is divided into five categories: My Kitchen Table (chat), On Writing (Craft, business, life of writing), My Faith Zone (spiritual journey), Thinking Aloud (a thought to ponder for busy days), and Vicki Hinze Today, which contains all kinds of articles from multiple sources on things of interest relating to books and the publishing industry.
Raised in New Orleans, Hinze then married a career Hurricane Hunter/Special Ops officer. They and their children moved every few years. Mississippi, California, Illinois, Florida and Texas. They settled in Northwest Florida, where Vicki has adopted a pet turtle named Phred.
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., ALLi, IWS.
Bantam Dell Publishing Group (Random House), Belle Bridge Books, Harlequin, Medallion Press, Pinnacle (Kensington), Silhouette, St. Martin’s Press, Waterbrook-Multnomah (Random House), Harlequin.
Vicki Sponsors and Supports
International Thriller Writers. The Book Club Network. Southeast Writers Assn. New Writers’ Edna Sampson Award. Edna Sampson Benevolence Award, Bridge-Walkers, Clean Read Books, Christians Read. Library Thing, Lifetime Member. Goodreads. Shelfari. Charity of Choice: Tunnels to Towers. Wounded Warrior Project, The Salvation Army. Donor Choice: Public Libraries.