Author: Vicki Batman

Like some of her characters, Vicki has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general "do anything gal" at a financial services firm. The list is...endless.

Born in Dallas, a graduate of Texas Tech, she is married to Handsome, has two big boys, an attention-demanding cat, and two adorable poopies.

Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories. She is a member of RWA, and the DARA, Elements, and RWA-WF chapters. In 2004 she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. Recently, she was awarded the 2010 Robin Teer Memorial Service Award.

Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"

Library

Temporarily Insane - A Hattie Cooks Mystery Book 2

Temporarily Insane
  • Number: B01JBSHE0K
  • Release: 2016-09-16
  • Author: Vicki Batman
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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A Humorous Romantic Mystery

No man. Bad job. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. 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?


Temporarily Employed - Hattie Cooks Mystery Book 1

Temporarily Employed
  • Number: B00N4J5FDQ
  • Release: 2014-10-17
  • Author: Vicki Batman
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Suspense: Mystery, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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A Humorous Romantic Mystery

Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job at Buy-Rite insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.

Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life. He evolved from a pocket protector-wearing geek to a handsome police detective. When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, he steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.

Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?


Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories

Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories
  • Number: B00AYOT9GS
  • Release: 2013-01-08
  • Author: Vicki Batman
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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From sassy and funny writer, Vicki Batman, comes this new book: Little Birdie Who… and Other Stories

"This is NOT Working": One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right until the new boss steps in.

"Check Her Out": Gum: it’s a sticky situation, especially between the store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew has to pay for the package he stole.

"Little Birdie Who… ": A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?


Twinkle Lights

Twinkle Lights
  • Number: B00AJ07Y8M
  • Release: 2012-12-04
  • Author: Vicki Batman
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing
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When the owner of a Christmas tree stand, which benefits the children's hospital, has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent turned lawyer show their holiday spirit and staff the business. Over the course of the season, the twosome meet the challenges of running the establishment and begin to fall for each other; however, when the revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.


Store Wars

Store Wars
  • Number: B008X6XK9G
  • Release: 2012-08-12
  • Author: Vicki Batman
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing
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Janie's heart's desire is about to open her own store, but that could be thwarted when her old love is back in town, running the competition's business.


Man Theory and Other Stories

Man Theory and Other Stories
  • Number: B00704USSI
  • Release: 2012-02-01
  • Author: Vicki Batman
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
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Vicki Batman brings you three lively tales that will make you smile and fall in love all over again.

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.


Book Library

  • Temporarily Insane Temporarily Insane
  • Temporarily Employed Temporarily Employed
  • Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories
  • Twinkle Lights Twinkle Lights
  • Store Wars Store Wars
  • Man Theory and Other Stories Man Theory and Other Stories