Here's the short version about me:
Vikki Walton is not a fan of dead grapes, but she is a fan of cozy mysteries. That’s why she loves writing her own cozies. Besides her backyard farming mystery series, she‘s enjoyed her series set in a small town in Texas. While now living in Colorado, a piece of her heart remains in Texas where she lived much of her life).
When Vikki’s not murdering people on paper, she’s traveling the globe as a house and pet sitter, and coaching or teaching various topics like writing, self-publishing or work-quilting/entrepreneurship to adults.
Here's the longer version about me:
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 grant writer. She has helped nonprofits across the U.S. to receive millions of dollars for their work. 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. She is the founder of #girlswantago and you can connect through Facebook or www.girlswantago.com
Vikki is an experienced, professional global house and pet sitter. This combines her love of animals with time away from home to focus on writing.
Vikki's favorite genre is mystery so it wasn't long before she began her first cozy mystery series. Incorporating her love of suburban homesteading, or as some call it, backyard farming, Vikki's first book is Chicken Culprit.
You'll most often find Vikki out hiking with her dog, outside gardening, traveling abroad, house or pet sitting, or writing her next book.
She loves connecting with others and would to hear from you.