Victoria Schwimley

Biography

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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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

A Not So Merry Christmas
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Things in the Baker household haven't gone well this past year, and Angie's attitude is beginning to show it. As the family deals with a sudden lack of money and ill cheer on the eve before Christmas, a freak household accident will leave Angie blind but will open her heart
Fight For The Kingdom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
(5.00)
When Aiden sets out to prove himself worthy of joining the Adventure Scouts, he gets the chance of a lifetime when he and his brother, Trystan, are transported to another world, where they are known as Sir Aiden and Sir Trystan. The entire kingdom is counting on the young boys to save their world from annihilation by an angry dragon, seeking revenge for her stolen egg. Will they find it in time?
Lacy's End
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,610. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00)
Lacy's been a victim for most of her life, and she'd had enough. When her abuser goes too far one night and she ends up in the hospital, she may have just found the help she needs to break free. Peter Waldrip, however is not about to let anyone interfere with his right to discipline his family as he sees fit.
Finding Christmas
Series: Christmas. Price: $1.50 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
Grand Theft Crime Solver's Detective Agency Book 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,980. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
(4.00)
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: $2.99 USD. 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.
In The Victim's Shadow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 145,800. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00)
At the age of five, Katherine Winters witnesses her mother's death. Spencer Simon is the man who shot her. Twenty-seven years go by, and Spencer remains a free man--except guilt has imprisoned him in a different kind of cell. Chad Simon is the son who is overshadowed by that guilt, and he's had enough. Blaming Katherine for his father's lack of attention, he exacts a brilliant plan for revenge
Twisted Faith
Series: Faith Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,910. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00)
Abby and Jimmy weren't looking for a relationship, but when they're thrown together at a party one night, and Abby becomes pregnant, the outcome is disastrous. Raised by overbearing-extremist Christians, Abby must bear her shame alone when her father forbids her contact with Jimmy. Left alone, with a newborn and an interfering mother, Abby is pushed too far and makes a desperate call for help.
Crime Solver's Detective Agency
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,420. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,610. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
(4.50)
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: 129,610. 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.
  • The Secret of Berry Brae Circle on March 04, 2017

    I had the pleasure of being among the first to read and review E M McIntyre’s spellbinding book, The Secret of Berry Brae Circle, book 2 in the Red King Trilogy. The book picks up where book 1 leaves off. Abby Fletcher has just returned from her terrifying, yet exhilarating trip to another time, where she must find the Red King in order to save her magical guide dog and restore the kingdom to its rightful leadership. As thrilling as the book was, The Secret of Berry Brae was even more exciting. Abby returns to discover that her father has been kidnapped, and unless she finds The Book of Shay, his life is threatened. The story is action-packed, sentimental, and even has a hint of romance (not going to say who falls in love). The secret can be read alone, but I encourage you to start out with book one (The Phantom of Faerie Mountain), so you can get the complete background on Abby’s quest. I give it a five-star rating, and if you like audio, you can get Phantom at Audible, Itunes, or Amazon. The narration is performed by the outstanding voice talent of Joshua Young.