I'm from Seattle, but live in Michigan with my husband, our two tenacious children and our ornery cat who likes to lick the tv and hiss at air. I recently escaped the world of advertising with my soul still intact (just barely). My real name is Vikki, but I go by Vivi (Vee-vee) because if you say Vikki Bickell too fast you risk swallowing your own tongue and I don't want to be responsible for a world wide epidemic of tongue mishaps. I'm the author of four novels - The Lemon Yellow Cafe, After Charlie, The Grim Life of Kat Clark and my latest WIP, an edgy contemporary Y/A novel which is currently being revised.
I love to cook and I hug my espresso machine at least once a day. I hate getting brainfreeze and am hopelessly addicted to grapefruit flavored seltzer water. I can’t touch unfinished ceramic; it makes me curl into a little ball and scream. I occasionally write happy endings because real life can suck the moose. I'm convinced Rachel Ray is the anti-christ and am sick of her tainting my box of Wheat Thins. I am passionate about very dry cappuccinos and I still think smoking looks cool. I kick ass at skee-ball. I get excited about crab wontons. I once fell asleep at a Weezer concert (nothing against them, I was really tired.) Sock monkeys make me laugh, real monkeys make me itch. I still eat Twinkies from time to time, but if asked, I’ll deny it emphatically.
Also, I love people (unless they're mean...mean people suck). So feel free to drop me a note and say "hi", ask a question or yell at me for swearing (mom): email@example.com