Testimonials

author photoCharlaine Harris

Bestselling Author of ‘The Sookie Stackhouse’ Series

“Vikki does an on-point, responsive interview. A lot of interviewers nowadays have a set of questions they are going to ask, no matter what you say. Vikki actually listens to your answer and tailors her next question accordingly. A very pleasant and painless experience.”

Ask the Author: Charlaine Harris | Book Review: Day Shift, Plus Q&A With the Author

author photoJulia Suzuki

Bestselling Author of ‘The Land of Dragor’ Series

“Vikki worked for me for over six months in a PR and Marketing capacity. She is reliable, pro-active and very efficient. Not only are her administration skills excellent, but she is always to deadline and a joy to work with. I would recommend her highly to any company. Please feel free to contact me for a more detailed reference.”

Ask the Author: Julia Suzuki | Finding Harry in Dragor

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Co-Founder and Director of Lovereading Ltd

“Vikki has been a proactive, enthusiastic and talented addition to the Lovereading team of freelance writers. Her ‘Ask the Author’ features and book reviews are always insightful and engaging, and get the reader beyond the normal publisher.”

Photo - Karen MaitlandKaren Maitland

Bestselling Historical Fiction Author

“Vikki is a thoughtful and entertaining interviewer, reviewer and blogger. She puts original and intelligent questions to the author that shows that she read the book carefully and which are designed to elicit the most interesting response for the reader. She’s a great writer herself, so it is always a really enjoyable to do an e-mail interview with her.”

Ask the Author: Karen Maitland |  The Raven’s Head: Book Review and Q&A

640px-10.10.10MikeCareyByLuigiNovi1M.R. Carey

Author of ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’

“Vikki is a sensitive and skilled interviewer, and takes the trouble – as so many don’t – both to interrogate and to structure the subject’s replies, creating order out of what may to begin with be rambling, discursive or oblique.  She’s also an excellent reviewer, responding to the works she critiques in varied ways that springboard from their own themes and subject matter.  She’s invariably interesting, insightful and thought-provoking.”

Ask the Author: M.R. Carey | Book Review: The Girl With All The Gifts

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Author of ‘The Broken Empire’ Series

“Being interviewed by Vikki was the best thing that ev- … oh wait, that was something else… but it was a painless experience with interesting questions.”

Ask the Author: Mark Lawrence

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Bestselling Historical Fiction Author

“It’s always a pleasure to give an interview to someone so obviously enthusiastic about books, and so clearly committed to their exploration and promotion. Vikki always sends thoughtful questions, and writes thorough, clear sighted reviews.”

Ask the Author: Katherine Webb

052a1faLaurence Bradbury

Bestselling Author & Ghostwriter

“Vikki is a consummate literary professional. She first made contact with me in December 2014 requesting an interview for Readwave.com, the result of which was a terrific article, that not only painted my work in a favourable light but triggered a welcome avalanche of sales.

She has a keen editors eye for detail and is, without question, a gifted wordsmith. In my opinion, her skills would best suit a large publishing house in the role of either a commercial fiction editor or as a key member of a marketing team focused on releasing and promoting new novels.

I would be happy to be considered as a reference for any future prospective employer and can be contacted through my website.”

Ask the Author: Laurence Bradbury

KKentheadshotKathleen Kent

New York Times Bestselling Author

“Vikki enthusiastically promoted my books through her social media network, resulting in direct reader response and increased book sales. The review she wrote for my third novel was thoughtful, insightful and well-worded. Her love of books and authors makes Vikki a joy to work with.”

Ask the Author: Kathleen Kent

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Author of ‘The Looking-Glass House’

“The great – and reassuring – thing about Vikki’s interview was that she shaped my answers into a piece that was seamlessly put together and probably a lot more coherent than I was. Her questions were well researched and interesting to answer. I would welcome any more questions she would see fit to ask!”

Ask the Author: Vanessa Tait

carys brayCarys Bray

Author of ‘A Song for Issy Bradley’

“I did an author interview with Vikki when my first novel was published in 2014. Vikki was very friendly, she asked interesting questions and there are loads of really thought-provoking reviews and interviews on her blog.”

Ask the Author: Carys Bray

Sharon-pic1Sharon Tregenza

Author of ‘The Shiver Stone’

“I thoroughly enjoyed contributing to Vikki’s Cornish Reading Challenge. Vikki’s love of literature shines through everything she does and makes her a real pleasure to work with. She’s such an intelligent and enthusiastic interviewer and blogger – our industry needs more like her.”

Ask the Author: Sharon Tregenza | Sharon Tregenza Jumps on The Cornish Reading Challenge Bandwagon

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Author of ‘The Faerie Tree’

“I know Vikki as a book blogger and not only is she really professional to deal with, the blog is a really interesting place to be as well.”

Ask the Author: Jane Cable | Jane Cable’s Cornish Reading Challenge Book Recommendations

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Author of ‘The Spring of Kasper Meier’

“Vikki interviewed me about The Spring of Kasper Meier and her questions were well-researched and insightful.”

Ask the Author: Ben Fergusson


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Author of ‘The Tsarina Sector’

“As a reviewer Vikki is insightful, balanced and worth reading. I don’t know whether it’s her background and training, but I admire the way she dissects the book with a few well chosen sentences.”

Ask the Author: Jim Webster

BarBH2rie Hyde

Author of ‘A Higher Authority’

“A consummate professional and hard worker. A person who really pushes to get things done, and delivers. She would be on my team every time.”

Ask the Author: Barrie Hyde

Peadar O'Guilin author photoPeadar Ó Guilín

Author of ‘The Bone World Trilogy’

“Vikki is an extremely dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic publicist, the like of which any writer would be proud to have on their side. Her deep love of literature shines through in her expert use of social media. Her interactions with fans always feel genuine, because they are.”

Ask the Author: Peadar Ó Guilín

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Author of ‘The Lodger’

“Vikki has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She is a thoughtful and intelligent interviewer, who asks interesting and unusual questions. She writes beautifully and with insight. Vikki was courteous and prompt to respond in all my dealings with her. I hope our paths cross in future!”

Ask the Author: Louisa Treger

BooksnUsLoResNeil McGarry

Author of ‘The Grey City’ Series

“Vikki conducted an author interview with me late last year, and the questions were interesting and fun to answer. (Having done *many* of these interviews over the years, I can say they’re not always fun.) She clearly knows the publishing industry well, and has offered valuable advice in that regard as well. My interactions with her have always been positive.”

Ask the Author: Neil McGarry & Daniel Ravipinto

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Author of ‘Devonshire With A Hint of Albanian’

“Vikki interviewed me about my book and provided an interesting and engaging news piece, which I was able to cite in a positive way. I would recommend her as an interviewer for any book review.”

Ask the Author: Matt Ewens

official author photo 4.25.2016 Tiffany McDaniels

Author of ‘The Summer That Melted Everything’

“Vikki is a dedicated interviewer and book reviewer who is professional, approachable, and really very kind.  It was an absolute joy to be interviewed by her and she very generously went above and beyond in helping to spread word of The Summer that Melted Everything.  What more could a debut author ask for!”

domportmanDominic Portman

MD at Fancy Fresher

“Vikki is a great blogger & in my company took on the role of including content marketing in blogs. She was professional throughout and the best article was shared over 700 times on social media. The quality was such that I barely changed anything from the draft stage through to publication.”

thisbookmaddyMadison Taylor

Former Editor of The Knowledge, Plymouth

“Throughout Vikki’s time writing for The Knowledge, she has been totally reliable and efficient. She sticks to her deadlines and is committed to her role as a regular and engaging student writer.

She started a feature project, under my leadership, called ‘Ask the Author’; whereby she contacted local authors in the Devon area and wrote about their work and giving any tips to inspiring student writers. This has been successful, and something that Vikki has run herself, under her own motivation and inspiration.

Her drafts are always thoroughly proof-read and she takes the upmost care and pride in her writing. She is an asset to any publication and it will be sad to see her leave The Knowledge (due to graduating from Plymouth University.)”

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