Little Blurb about yourself:
There are lots of things I do because I have to: clean the house, grocery shop, go to work, do the laundry, cook, mow the lawn, iron, and so on. But there is one thing I do because I love to: writing (oh, and eating chocolate). In fact I often combine the two activities... I enjoy the outdoors and going camping with my family, traveling, and exploring history.
1. Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I'd always enjoyed writing, and when I got to junior high I had a very influential English teacher who encouraged me. She asked me if I'd ever thought of becoming a writer. I guess she saw something in my assignments that must have prompted her to say this. As I thought about her question, I realized that, yes, maybe I could be a writer. I owe her a debt of gratitude for her belief in me and her suggestion. Thank you Mrs. Harvey.
2. How long did it take you to write Secrets of the Red Box?
About 4 months. I spent about two months researching prior to that since it takes place during the late 1940s. When I start a new book things seem to flow and I'm able to get it down rather quickly. Revisions, editing, and changes are another story. I'd say that added about another 4 months to the process.
3. While writing how many times do you go back and rewrite a plot?4. You run into a bookstore, where do you go first?
Suspence and Historical Fiction, definately.
5. How many books in a month do you tend to read?
I don't have a lot of time to read. When I'm not working, I'm writing, but I have a 90 minute commute every day, so I've learned to use the time in the car listening to audio books. This has been a great way to keep up on my reading while spending time on the road.
6. In all the books you've read. Who is your most favorite character and why?7. State 5 random facts about yourself.
I'm a strawberry blonde, I wear size 11 shoes (I know!), I love muscle cars, I compose music and play 5 different instruments, and I hate avacados.
8. Your favorite Genre?
9. What are you currently reading?
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
10. What is the best book you've read?
Another touch one...I'd say it was Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
11. Any new projects coming up?
Yes! I'm working on a new manuscript about a fake medium in 1910 Baltimore who gets drawn into solving a murder. It's really progressing well and will be quite different than some of my other books.
Secrets of the Red Box Blog Tour
Secrets of the Red Box
Bonnie has secrets to keep - secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is? Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense - sure to keep you guessing to the very end!
Author Vickie Hall
Vickie is a native of Utah, but growing up, lived in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska. When she's not writing, she's composing music, or shopping with her sister. She loves animals of all kinds and camping with her family. Her favorite pastime is watching old movies on TCM, and unashamedly has a crush on Cary Grant.
Praise for Secrets of the Red Box:
"Amazing book! Wow, it caught me from the first paragraph. What detail, mystery and suspense. Loved the main character, Bonnie, so relatable. Vicki is an amazing writer. I wish she would write more books!!!"
"Secrets of the Red Box is a great read! Whether you're looking for a book with an intriguing and unusual plot, or a story of how life's choices effect the rest of your life, you will love this book!"
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