A new short story collection from VICKI BATMAN just in time for your Holiday TBRlist!

Amazing writer – and fellow WRP sistah – VICKI BATMAN, has a new collection of short stories out, just in time for your holiday shopping – and reading!!!

Here’s an exclusive peek of SOMMERVILLE HOLIDAYS TOO


From the author:

Often, I’m asked how I write short stories. Some authors tell me they just can’t write that short. I actually prefer short over long. Long drives me crazy.

I didn’t begin my writing by writing short stories. Way back when, a friend and I critiqued, she asked me to review her shorts, and quickly, I adapted. I wrote some and sold some. I took a class and the teacher taught me how to write from a word or picture prompt. So far, I’ve written close to forty stories. Fun!

So what to do with these lovelies? I package them into one book, the latest being Sommerville holidays too. Included is:

“The Great Fruitcake Bake-off” – I love fruitcake. My favorite is Tomato Cake, a recipe from my grandmother. Now don’t get all wacky over the tomato part. This is a war recipe and contains tomato soup, which you don’t taste. Included are nuts, spices, and fruit, which makes for one delicious cake.

In “Bake-off,” my heroine and her neighbor enter a holiday baking contest. Bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and they find first prize isn’t just about a ribbon.

“Christmas Romeo” – I love cruises. Unpack once. Eat great food. Nice people take you nice places. Totally awesome. I did cruise the Rhine River and now know there is a winter one with all these fabulous markets. (Rats, missed that shopping.) So what if… When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn’t so bad after all.

“Twinkle Lights” – I LOVE and ADORE fresh Christmas trees. For years, my family and I traveled to the local tree farms and chopped one down. We roasted hotdogs and marshmallows, too. Now, we shop at a family-run tree stand nearby. So I wondered… 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. The twosome meet the challenges of running the establishment; yet, when revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.

Tempted? Find your copy at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JQN19L6/

A little about Vicki…

Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. She has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and, most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.


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6 responses to “A new short story collection from VICKI BATMAN just in time for your Holiday TBRlist!

  1. Hi, Peggy! It’s wonderful to be here on this glorious Fall day.

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  2. pamelasthibodeaux

    Sounds like a lovely collection of stories!
    Good luck and God’s blessings with it

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  3. I’m amused that you find it easier to write short stories, than long. Whenever I enter contests with prompts and word limits, I start by answering the question posed. Then I’ll check my word count. If the limit is 500 words, I’ll be in real trouble with my 3000 word story! So the cutting has to start. It’s agony!
    It’s easier for me to write a 50,000 word story, than a 500 word story. To each their own, eh? LOL.


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