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Vicky Skinner

Wylie, Texas


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Born and raised in Texas, I don't act like much of a Texan. I like cold weather and hate country music. I have a gorgeous husband, two dogs, and a Literature degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. If I'm not at home reading a book or doing laundry, I'm probably at the bookstore, nannying three rambunctious boys, or stuck on the side of the road with car trouble. I'm a reader, a writer, and a bit of a crazy person.

Favorite Books

At the moment: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, Girl Underwater by Claire Kells, anything and everything by Maggie Stiefvater.

Favorite Quotes

"Don't think or judge. Just listen." -Owen Armstrong in Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Your Muse Has Left You… What Now?

The appeal of an event like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, to any newcomers) is undeniable. Write that novel you’ve been wanting to write in just 30 days? What could go wrong?Well, what if you’re ready to do it, but you’re not sure what you want to write about? I’ve been there. Maybe you know you want to write a ... Read More


Vicky Skinner, writing, nanowrimo, inspiration, Advice
Monday, May 13th, 2019

Swoon Author Vicky Skinner's First Draft Report: Skipping the Sophomore Slump

There’s something that authors go through call the Sophomore Slump. This refers to the struggle it takes to go from releasing your debut novel into the world to sitting back down in front of a blank page to write Book 2.I didn’t go through this. Not because I’m just so amazing that I don’t struggle but because I wrote We ... Read More


Vicky Skinner, writing, nanowrimo, first draft report, We Are the Ghosts
Monday, September 10th, 2018

Swoon Author Vicky Skinner: The 7 Stages of Grief—uh, I mean—Editing

Editing can be an exhausting process. No matter how thick your skin is, it’s hard to have someone point at the piece of work you put your heart and soul into and tell you everything that’s wrong with it, even if that’s their job.So, I’m here to go over the 7 Stages of Editing (and by this, I mean getting ... Read More


Vicky Skinner, authors, editing, writing, How to Breathe Underwater

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