Victoria Schwimley


Victoria resides in Sacramento, CA

Her works include:
Lacy's End
In the Victim's Shadow
Grand Theft: Crime Solver's: book two
Crime Solver's Detective Agency: book one
Twisted Faith
Capturing Faith
Confronting Truths
Coveting Love
Short Stories: Finding Christmas - Fire Dodger

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Jamestown, NY, but I was raised in Southern California. My mother was a homemaker, and my father was a machinist. There were five natural born children, plus my parents raised my father's three younger siblings, so you can imagine there wasn't much money for extra-curricular activities. I busied myself with with gymnastics and lots! of reading. I had a vivid imagination and would spend hours reading. My mother loved to read, also, so she and I would sit in the living room and read away.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first rough draft (Coveting Love) when I was in my late twenties, but my first stories were told to my children during long car rides home from work and often at bedtime. They loved the stories and would beg for them. I didn't get the courage to try to publish anything until my youngest child became old enough to read adult fiction. That was sometime in my forties. She was helping me clean out my closest and found my manuscript stuffed back in the corner. She wasn't aware that I had ever written anything and begged to read it. To my surprise, she loved it and encouraged me to do something with it. I dedicated that novel to her.
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Where to buy in print


Capturing Faith
Chelsea Warren is the most popular girl in school. When she gets to know Amber, she is confronted with a completely different choice to follow. Can she turn away from her coolness for a chance to know God. She may not have a choice.

Twisted Faith
One night of passion is all it took to screw up Abby's life. Now she is shunned by the very people she thought she could trust. Can Pastor David Owens help this troubled teen discover a path other than suicide?

Crime Solver's Detective Agency
Karrine is a quirky twelve year old with her own detective agency. Cute, huh? Don't let her hear you say that. This girl is 100% business. Come along for some fun and a few laughs as she solves the crime of: Dognapped, The Painted Ponies, The Magical Disappearing Act, and The Body.


Finding Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Dr. Lauren Spencer is missing something in her life. Her medical practice has become mundane and ordinary. Her children are growing older, and her husband is rarely home anymore--since he got a promotion at work. Frustrated on Christmas Eve, after her "thoughtless" husband sent her to the department store for a last minute gift for his boss, Lauren engages in an altercation that will change her
Fire Dodger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
A fire rages through the mountain. Mandatory evacuation is in force, but a child is lost and feared trapped in a burning house. One mother is determined to find her, even at the risk of her own life.

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Smashwords book reviews by Victoria Schwimley

  • Hyperearth on June 23, 2015

    I was tempted to only give this book 3.5 stars, but on closer reflection I realized it because I'm not a lover of fantasy, and the story seemed more likely to appeal to a younger audience. So, I had to put myself. In the frame of mind of a young fantasy reader. It has all the makings of a good fantasy story: castles, strange creatures, odd names, heroes and heroines... Two girls stumble upon a fantasy world called Hyperearth. There they discover there's an evIl l villain that must be captured. To do so, however, they must collect things, which takes them on several journeys, where they meet all sorts of interesting characters. Marco did a great job telling the story. The book is well edited, with only a couple typos (what book doesn't have those) On reevaluation, I decided he definitely deserved 4 stars.