Victoria Schwimley

Biography

Victoria resides in Sacramento, CA

Her works include:
Coveting Love
Capturing Faith
Confronting Truths
Twisted Faith

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 find Victoria Schwimley online


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Videos

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.

Books

Grand Theft Crime Solver's Detective Agency Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
When her neighbor's car is stolen, Karrine and her detective agency are back on the job to solve the crime. And when someone steals her teacher's grade book, Jayden sets out to catch the thief--before her teacher can give them a harder test--IN MATH
Fire Dodger
Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
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.
Twisted Faith
Series: Faith Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,850. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Pastor David Owens came to New Hope Christian Church hoping to revive a flailing congregation. What he found instead was a bunch of grumbling, gossiping people. David is discouraged, until a call from a desperate teen mother comes in. David is Abby's last hope. Can David help her, before she takes her own life and that of her infant child?
Crime Solver's Detective Agency
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,500. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Karrine, a clever, witty twelve-year-old with her own detective agency. “No job is too big” is her motto. She pours all her efforts into solving crimes around the city, and when her cousin Jayden comes to visit, the two manage to find all the trouble they can handle.
Capturing Faith (volume 1)
Series: Faith Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
Chelsea Warren is all about her appearance and her status as leader of the most popular clique on campus. Amber Walker is all about her ultimate salvation, and helping others. Ryan Evers is all about getting into an ivy league school, but the one thing they have in common is needing the help of Pastor David Owens. When their worlds collide, Pastor Owens races to help. Will he get there in time?
Coveting Love
Series: Jessica Crawford, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,040. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(3.50)
One brother possesses her heart, but the other intrigues her. Despite numerous warnings from Brandon, Jessica Crawford won’t stay away from his brother, Jeffrey. Jeffrey wants anything Brandon has and will stop at nothing to get his way. Each brother tells a different tale of his long troubled relationship with the other, and one of the brothers is hiding a dark secret. Her head reels with doubt,
Confronting Truths
Series: Jessica Crawford, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,410. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00)
Jessica’s child is abducted from his cradle. Can she put aside the betrayals of her past and open her heart to the man offering to help her save her son. Amy’s child is stricken with a terminal illness. To save her life she must confront the man from whom she stole a child. Angela turns to drugs to escape her ugly past. Sarah must find a way to reach her before it is too late.

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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.