Hi, my name is Vickie, I live in London and I have a thing about fluffy cats, or rather fluffies in general.
I have spent the last 16-odd years working as a sub-editor on business magazines, enjoying the delights of such things as insurance, pensions, girly stuff, computers, mining, money (though not how to make it, alas) and the environment.
My favourite things include reading, writing, films, the sea, taking photos, art, music, animals, nature, dancing like an eejit, travelling, birdsong, custard tarts, baileys, sleeping (if it was an Olympic sport, I’d be a contender) and gallons of tea.
I have written stories and poems since I was a kid, but only recently published my first books. So far there are four, but I am working on some more. My dream would be to write for a living, dwell by the sea and never run out of Milky Bar chocolate.
So far there are three books in the Kiwi Series. The star is a little black cat called Kiwi, who takes her two young owners on a trip to her ‘real’ home, where they meet such characters as Inspector Furrball, Paws, Madame Purrfect, Whiskers and Moggie. Little do they know that, with a flick of her tail, Kiwi is going to lead them on the adventure of their lives to a land they never knew existed in their wildest dreams. In the blue-lit world of Cat City, they gain an understanding of what it’s really like to be a cat. The series is written for kids and teens aged 9+, although some adults have been enjoying them. The first book is called Kiwi in Cat City, the second is Kiwi and the Missing Magic. and the third, spooky one is Kiwi and the Living Nightmare.**
Happy reading & writing :)
**Editor's update: There are now five books in the Kiwi Series. Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle is now available and Kiwi in the Realm of Ra is coming soon.