Vicki Williams

Biography

I turned to novel-writing after writing non-fiction for many years, primarily as a columnist. I wrote a syndicated column (political and social commentary) for King Features Syndicate for 10 years. My work has appeared in Newsweek, McCalls, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and many others. A Newsweek essay won an Indiana Presswomen's award for Social Commentary, then won at the national level. Three of my columns have appeared in textbooks.

I currently write a weekly column for the Logansport (IN) Pharos-Tribune. I also write three blogs - one on writing, one on NASCAR and one on politics.

During my work years, I was a bartender, a factory worker, a secretary, an insurance underwriter, a real estate salesperson and a plan administrator. I finally retired and am now living my dream as a full-time writer.

I live in rural Indiana with my blond Pekinese, Channie, and my two cats, Paisley and Slate.

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Books

Marking Time - A Book of Collected Columns
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Vicki Williams has written a column for her local newspaper for over twenty years that has consistently been rated one of the paper's most popular features. Marking Time contains 87 columns that run the gamut from humor to slice-of-life pieces to philosophical essays about larger issues. It is about people and places, pets and politics, nature and human nature in a rural Hoosier county.
Leaving the Gypsy Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,870. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Irish Travelers came to America during the Great Potato Famine. Unlike most immigrants, the Travelers didn’t assimilate but banded together in clannish communities. Farran, Devlin and Nicky Coffey grew up as Travelers until their parents decided to leave the gypsy life to join the world of “settled people” on a farm called Persimmon Bend, forcing each boy to find his way to a new life.
Speed, Sex and Retribution - Eighth in the Rafe Vincennes Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Rafe Vincennes, a champion race car driver, lives by his own code, incomprehensible to anyone but him. He's a loving and protective father and husband though, for Rafe, being a loving husband doesn't include being faithful. He's the Vincennes family enforcer, thanks to his innately lethal skill set. Neither guilt nor remorse are contained in his DNA.
Sanctuary in the Atchafalaya
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,640. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Luca Quai excelled at three things: seduction, sleight of hand and assassination.
Eureka Spills
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,430. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
When Shea Rafferty ran away from home at 16, his only destination was "out west". His only companions were his pit bull, Fergus, and a kitten. Two thousand miles later, he saw the band of wild horses streaming over the ridge, urged on by a speckled stallion. As the mustangs thundered across the meadow, the stud reared and screamed a defiant challenge, before racing on. "Eureka," Shea murmured.
Square Peg in a Round Hole World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,320. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Rafe’s fierce protectiveness of what was his was innate. He didn’t second-guess himself any more than a wild stallion second-guesses himself about his actions in defense of his herd. He didn’t suffer doubts any more than an alpha wolf suffers doubts about decisions made regarding the safety of his pack.
How To Build A Killer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,730. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Matilda Tryon assessed her new patient. She would definitely describe Ethan Pierce as beautiful, with pale blonde hair and exotic eyes that mutated between green and gold. Furthermore, Ethan’s languid grace made even a red prison jumpsuit (red being the color worn by the most dangerous inmates) appear to have been designed by Ralph Lauren just for him. But beyond beautiful, Ethan was also deadly
Several Sides of Rafe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Rafe Vincennes has been called a sociopath, a scoundrel, a scandal and a savior. He’s both saved lives and taken them. Stirred hearts and broken them. To some, he’s a hero; to others, he’s their worst nightmare. And Rafe himelf? He’s unaffected by the labels others put on him. He simply is what he is and does what he does.
Playing By His Own Rules
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Hollywood is a garden inhabited by peacocks, a place where beautiful people preen and pose in a constant quest for a higher rank in the pecking order of success – important roles, magazine covers, multi-million dollar salaries, Academy awards. Rafe had garnered all those things without even trying. He’d only made five films, and those only because Rhiannon asked him to. All were supporting roles b
Sticks And Carrots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,900. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When the hood was removed, she found herself in an elegant foyer of high ceilings, red marble floors and rich wood paneling. A high-backed antique walnut bench stood against one wall. A tall, dark-haired man lounged against the other, smiling at her with amusement. "Did you bring me here to kill me?" she whispered. He laughed, "Sweetheart, the last thing I want to do is kill you."
Guardian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,740. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Photographers and reporters had a love/hate relationship with Rafe Vincennes - hate for his generally unforthcoming attitude and love thanks to his penchant for propelling himself into the public eye. Headlines shouted the story: "Rafe Vincennes Rescues Captive Child" "Rafe Rides Again" "Mystery Surrounds Vincennes' Latest Exploit" and Rafe's personnel favorite - "Another Notch on His Gun".
In My Father's Shadow
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 116,410. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
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My name is Cameron Pierce Vincennes but everyone calls me Cam. I'm 11 years old. If you are a fan of films or auto racing, you probably know my Dad, Rafe Vincennes. He's won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship three times; all his movies go to number one. In our galaxy, Dad is the sun and we are sun worshipers. Suns don't play by the same rules as everyone else, no one even expects them to.
Magic Creek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,970. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
One woman leaves her home in the east settle in the Territory. She becomes known as Magic when she survives her first brutal winter with only a wildcat for company. Her life is one of strength and independence. Two hundred years later, Tory is held captive by an abusive, controlling husband, her smallest rebellion ruthlessly crushed. Tory and Magic come together on Magic Creek.
To Love Or To Be Loved
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,210. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.00)
Like most things in his life, Rafe Vincennes came to NASCAR and conquered, Rookie of the Year in his first season, a Sprint Cup Champion in his third. NASCAR never knows quite to make of Rafe. He's the antithesis of their heroes. Rich and handsome, he's notoriously unfaithful Rhiannon, mother of his twins. And there are all those rumors about his penchant for visiting retribution on his enemies.
Sociopath?
Price: Free! Words: 105,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.82)
From the time he was a toddler, people said Rafe Vincennes reminded them of a black cat. Rafe's moral code is similar to a cat's as well in that he doesn't have one. In addition to adventuresome sex, Rafe has a penchant for visiting extreme retribution on those who wrong him. A champion race car driver, Rafe drives as daringly as he lives.

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