Updated: May 18
Originally from New York, Vicki-Ann currently resides in Nevada. Writing Young Adult paranormal, she finds inspiration from events that have been in her life for as long as she can remember. Inheriting the sensitivity to the supernatural from her family, they continue to be an endless source of vision.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself! Where do you call home and what do you write?
Hmmm, that’s a little tough for me. I reside in Nevada, but I’m originally from New York, and I think in my heart NY will always truly be home. I write YA fiction, primarily paranormal and paranormal romance.
2. What drew you to that particular genre and/or age group?
On my mom’s side, the women tend to have what I refer to as a sensitivity to behind the veil. For as long as I can remember I’ve experienced things that are beyond this life, and writing paranormal seemed to be a natural transition for me.
3. What’s your best known work?
Previously, my most popular work was, Room 629. However, the Alex McKenna series has become my best known work.
4. What inspired you to write it?
Alex is a transgender male and I have someone very close to my heart who is living his truth. I wanted a character that he could relate to but the focus wasn’t on being transgender. Alex and his psychic abilities, that’s the focus of each book.
5. Tell us about your writing process. Are you a plotter, pantser or somewhere in between? How do you research?
I think I’m a bit of both in my writing but I do lean towards panster. As for research, I dive right in and then Google, watch film footage, etc., whatever I need to utilize for research.
6. What’s the strangest or most interesting thing you’ve researched for your writing?
The most interesting thing I researched was for one of the two books I wrote that are not paranormal. The Garden of Two, is a historical fiction that is centered during World War I. I had to research the battle conditions in Germany and France and I watched numerous documentaries on the subject. The conditions the soldiers endured were horrific.
7. What’s the most personal story/scene you’ve written and why?
The scenes between Alex and his gram are all personal for me. I was very close to my grandmother and every memory is precious.
8. Who are your literary influences? In what way?
Dean Koontz is my number one. Not only because of the way he writes, I love his stories and his balance of dialogue and description, but also his journey as an author, he inspired me. Others I enjoy are Stephen King, Anne Rice, Michael Crichton, and Grady Hendrix.
9. What books are on your bedside table right now?
IT by Stephen King
10. Last and most important, where can we find your books/stories?
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