About Vicki Graybosch:
About the Author
The ‘Shallow End Gals’ name was given to us by the bartender at a local tavern. We sit at the short end of the bar for storytelling and lunch a few times per week. This is where our stories are born and alcohol is not involved. There are now four of us; Teresa Duncan, Vicki Graybosch, Linda McGregor and Kimberly Troutman. On February 27, 2013 our friend and co-author Mary Hale unexpectedly passed.
Mary is the one in our picture with the white hair and a halo behind her. She was a retired teacher, a retired realtor, an inspirational friend and the first one to burst into song with the faintest of prompting.
Teresa Duncan is a professional with UPS, a world traveler, a fierce supporter of humanity, and the living definition of friend. Teresa has never met a stranger and has an acute curiosity about people and life. Teresa is definitely who you want to ‘have your back’ in times of need.
Linda McGregor is a retired mortgage professional, an employee of local government and a staunch supporter of family, human rights and the plights of the less fortunate. Gifted in crafts and art and blessed with an expansive sense of humor. Linda is a born negotiator.
Vicki Graybosch is a retired mortgage professional and an avid researcher. Her life experiences and observations of the world primarily come from her computer and the comfort of her desk chair these days. Blessed with the type of mind that seeks to unearth the unique and reshape it into something humorous or memorable, she has assumed the role of placing pen to paper for the group.
Kimberly Troutman, Vicki’s daughter, is a full time dealer at the local casino and much too young to be retired from anything. Her role in our group is to contribute her youthful perspectives, humor, and temper our devious plots.
The collective imaginations are powerful. The honest sharing of deeply held convictions is inspirational and motivational. Our goal is to tell stories in such a way that readers feel they have become one of our characters. We do not define our character’s race. All sex is behind closed doors and cursing is held to a minimum. Sound boring? Buy a book and hang on!
What inspires you to write?
I find that most of our book inspirations come from current events in the news. It is important to our book themes to take factual information about threats to our society and apply a ‘what if’ twist/
Tell us about your writing process.
There are four of us in our writing group called ‘The Shallow End Gals’. Our process is quite different from what the typical author experiences. We tend to do a lot of plot ‘brainstorming’ which we believe results in a far more interesting story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Daily! Often they decide to go off on their own and change the entire plot line. Experience has shown us that we need to just let them ‘do their thing’.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing! Listen to the stories in your head, put them play for a while and then let them take a nap….go back, and see if they are still there.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Our goal was always to publish our own books. We have been fortunate to have many readers follow our two series and provide us ample encouragement to continue.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe the benefits of being a reader are powerful and life changing. Even the short benefit of reading a fiction novel can offer a few hours escape to an entirely different world. Book publishing needs to remain an affordable entertainment escape if it is to survive. Authors need to deliver a professional product.
What genres do you write?: Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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