Weaned on sweet tea and Nancy Drew novels, Vickie Fee first dreamed of being a professional writer in the fourth grade after taking first place in a national essay contest in her age category. Her school principal announced her win over the loudspeaker and congratulated her with a box of candy. Vickie was invited to read her winning essay on the local TV morning news program. And she won $25, which seemed like a huge pile of cash at the time. That was the moment she decided writing might be a cool career.
By college she elected to major in journalism and spent the better part of 20 years as a reporter for small town newspapers in West Tennessee. Vickie loved writing all the news that was fit to print – and being privy to much of the news that wasn’t fit to print. But she always had a secret yearning to make-up stories of her own, which is generally frowned upon by newspaper editors. Her years of being woven into the fabric of small town, Southern life proved the perfect training ground for becoming a cozy mystery novelist. And so, the Liv & Di in Dixie series – about an intrepid party planner and her always-game best friend, and their quirky friends and family – was born with the publication of Death Crashes the Party.
A Memphis native, she and her very patient husband, John, now live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Vickie is represented by Jessica Faust of BookEnds Literary.
To learn more about Vickie and her books, please visit her website at vickiefee.com.