When I was a girl and my parents had to bribe me to go anywhere, my mother always promised me a new Nancy Drew Mystery. I remember the thrill of making my selection, turning the crisp pages, and tuning out for the ride home as I immersed myself in the story.
Years later, I still love a good mystery — both reading and writing them!
I moved to Maine in 1986 to renovate and open a Victorian inn with my husband, Ed. We’ve raised three wonderful children here and love calling this corner of Northern New England home. My books Moving to Maine and Where to Retire in Maine are guides to the state, and I am updating MTM, so watch for a new third edition coming in 2015.
In 2003, almost on a whim, I decided to get my real estate license. As I sat in my very first sales agent class and listened to all of the things that could go wrong when buying a house, I had a sudden vision of Darby Farr. I flipped to the back of my notebook and wrote, “Bludgeoned buyers… slaughtered sellers…and a smart agent solving the crimes.”
Who would have thought that a new career would help me achieve my lifelong dream?
Now, I very happily spend my days juggling two roles: Realtor and Mystery Writer. The extrovert in me loves meeting new clients, touring homes, and putting deals together, while the writer savors my time at my computer, letting my imagination run wild.
Read an interview of Vicki by Sarah Graves, author of the “Home Repair is Homicide” series