Here's the short version:
Vikki Walton is not a fan of dead grapes, but she is a fan of cozy mysteries. When Vikki’s not murdering people on paper, she enjoys traveling the globe as a house and pet sitter. She also loves speaking and teaching on various topics like writing, self-publishing or work-quilting/entrepreneurship to adults.

Here's the longer version:

After spending years as a registered interior designer, Vikki began to write. While writing for periodicals, Vikki found herself on assignment interviewing publishers in Colorado Springs. It wasn’t long before the natural beauty of Colorado captured her heart. After moving to Colorado, Vikki  worked with nonprofits. However, she soon realized she needed more autonomy in her work. Vikki started her own business as a nonprofit consultant and certified grants specialist. She has helped nonprofits across the U.S. to receive millions of dollars for  their missions around the globe. Yet, she realized doing one thing wouldn’t satisfy her for long.

Vikki became a Work Quilter™ combining her many passions to create multiple income streams. She started speaking and teaching adults on myriad and diverse topics around her knowledge, skills and passions.   She's taught and spoken on Creative Writing, Design for Heart and Home, Fundraising Fundamentals, Suburban Homesteading, Permaculture, How to Get What You Really Want, and of course, Work Quilting. Two words that continually appear on instructor and speaker feedback forms are "engaging" and "knowledgeable."

Born in Chicago, Vikki lived outside of Paris for a few years as a small child. That may account for her love of travel. She moved to Wichita with her parents before going on to live most of her life around the San Antonio, Texas area. But the mountains were calling, so she headed to beautiful Colorado. 

When she can get away, Vikki's an experienced, professional global house and pet sitter which combines her love of animals with time away to focus on writing.

Not surprisingly, Vikki's favorite genre is mystery. Incorporating her love of suburban homesteading, or as some call it, backyard farming, Vikki's first fiction book was Chicken Culprit.

You'll most often find Vikki hiking with her dog, outside gardening, traveling abroad, house or pet sitting, or writing her next book. 

She loves connecting with others and welcomes hearing from you. You can contact her at vikki@vikkiwalton.com. 

Happy Reading!

Author Vikki Walton

Author Vikki Walton