Bestselling author Vicki Hinze is the talented author of more than 25 books, published in 63 countries, with more than 1 million books in print! And it’s no shock. Her good books are, as she described, “destined to thrill, fated to heal.” They’re not only thrillers, they take each character and theme to a deeper level.
And she’s been so fun to get to know. She’s not only wonderful, she’s full of wonder.
Which is why I’m so happy to have an interview with her today! Without further ado, dear readers, may I introduce to you Vicki Hinze:
You’re a thriller writer. Tell us about some things you find thrilling.
Politics, science, history, space, but mostly people. Issues they face, challenges that confront them, coping skills. I am totally fascinated by people. What they think and do, how they react in crises (some consider good things crises, too), what makes them tick and what ticks them off. People thrill me. They’re just so different and interesting.
How long have you been writing, and what was your very, very, very first book like?
My very first book was awful–and I loved it. It was called NIGHT VISIONS and was about a psychotic recreating his parents’ past to change his future. A technical mess. A mechanical mess. But I so loved that book. That did it. I was and remained hooked on writing.
You’re in jail and you can have one book to read for the next 10 years, what do you choose?
Jail? Ellie, I refuse to do jail! Stick me in jail and I’m not going to read, I’m going to focus on getting out of jail. Mmm, Law for Dummies, I guess. I can’t read just one book, Ellie. That’s torture–even if sequestered in a penthouse. I need variety. Thrillers, mysteries, romance–books that inspire and lift up. Those are as essential as air. I’d have them even if I had to write them on the walls or in my head.
What’s one magical thing you wished were real?
I’d say utopia but it’d be uninhabited since so long as there are human beings, there will be conflict. That nixes that. So I’ll opt for a teleport system that lets me travel hassle-free and instantaneously–and since I’m feeding my fantasies here–through time.
What’s your writing space like?
What do you love about your job?
What don’t you love about your job?
If you had to swim across a sea of any beverage, what would it be?
We’re gonna need a gazillion more cups.
In your opinion, who is the best character . . . ever.
Do you have a favorite book that you’ve written, or are they like children in that you love them all equally?
Tell us about your latest book!
That would be NOT THIS TIME. :)
What’s on your horizon?
I have a book out nearly every month for the next 13 months. Some are new, some are reissues. I’m also seeing my own imprint, Magnolia Leaf Press, release GIRL TALK: LETTERS BETWEEN FRIENDS, a women’s fiction novel that spans from 1962 to the mid 80s. It’s different for me so they’ll be released as Vicki Hinze writing as Kali Kaye to cue my readers these aren’t inspirationals or thrillers or military suspense.