Vickey Wollan is a Volusia County Author who is a member of the First Coast Romance Writers Association based in Jacksonville. She is a ‘sweet contemporary romance” writer who has published several books, has another one in pre-order, and has contributed short stories to the group’s annual anthology called “Romancing the Holidays“. Which are all filled with holiday-themed romance stories within various genres. Ms. Wollan has concentrated her niche on Christmas-themed romances She has branched out now to include a tropical sweet romance that is within the group’s latest project called “Romancing the Tropics“. Her short story is called “Baubles in Bermuda”.
Vickey Wollan has written for business publications, but is excited to embark on her long-awaited romance writing journey. Having a good run in the corporate world prepared her to become an entrepreneur in creativity and relaxation. Her stories are designed to transport readers to a less stressful portion of their day and leave them with a feeling of awe. Her work is now published in six fiction books including a completed three-novel series.
Vickey’s first book was a single-copy publication as part of a public elementary school project. While not the fastest reader, she still enjoyed immersing herself in good novels growing up. She hopes to pay homage to the authors that inspired her and respect her fan’s highly sought-after commodity of time by providing a satisfying reading experience.
The Christmas season is the backdrop of Vickey’s first series because most people allow their inner-child to roam and their innate generosity to ooze at that time of year. Couple that mind-frame with a snowy small town and folks feel comforted. She has now branched out beyond holiday stories, but her writing will remain sweet and clean.
Originally from Ohio, she moved to Florida in the late Eighties. Central Florida is sometimes called Hollywood East where the waves and palm trees are amazing. But, there’s something about a white Christmas that fills her heart with joy. The use of imagination surrounds her and she will draw from it as her characters come to life in plots that will keep readers guessing, but leave them with a happily ever after.
With a background in healthcare and wellness she hopes to intertwine her past skills with her longing to write in a way that sooths the nerves and reminds folks there is still good to be found in our fast-paced world. Vickey and her husband have traveled to many National Parks. She will use her platform to promote our country’s national treasures and the invitation they give sightseers to rejuvenate.
Thank you for your curiosity and interest in Vickey Wollan’s creations. Please check back often for her most recent story that it might help you find reading that relaxes.
Books by the Author
Above Books Now Available As a Box-Set
Romancing the Holidays – Volume 1 – “An Elf’s Challenge”
Romancing the Holidays – Volume 2 – “The Secret Santa Surprise”
Romancing the Holidays – Volume 3 – “A Boat Built for Two”
Romancing the Tropics Anthology with “Baubles in Bermuda.”
Contact the Author
Vickey Wollan appreciates hearing from readers via firstname.lastname@example.org
Social media links:
Facebook author page: https://facebook.com/vickeywollanauthor
What is your schedule like when you’re writing a book?
I’m not a morning person. Physical activity helps spur creativity. I work out in the morning and write in the afternoon. Inevitably I complete tasks related to my author career seven days a week, but sometimes I do take a day off.
What advice would you give to help others create plotlines?
I’m a plotter, very organized. Everybody approached writing differently and that’s okay. For me, after I create well-rounded main characters with an archetype, I decide what the dark moment will be first. Next, I create the cute meet. Then based on the characters’ personalities I put them in situations that will create conflict. Of course, the happily ever after must be authentic and satisfying.
How do you come up with character names for your stories?
I was taught to not use the first letter of a character’s first name or last name, twice. After I decide what nationality or ancestry the character will have, I look up sur names online that fit. Sometimes I’ll use the first name of someone I know, not that the character is ever based on that individual. Then I start tweaking the use of the alphabet until I don’t use the various letters twice. Although I think I’ve broken this rule in a story or two. It’s not an easy task.
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