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Vicki Tyley, a #1 Kindle bestselling author in Mystery & Suspense, is the author of Thin Blood, (Amazon 2010 Customer Favorite) , Sleight Malice, Brittle Shadows, Fatal Liaison, and Bitter Nothings.

Based in rural Victoria, Australia, Vicki Tyley writes fast-paced mystery and suspense novels in contemporary Australian settings.

Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords and other e-tailers.

Want to say hello or ask a question, email Vicki at vickityley@gmail.com

More information about Vicki and her books can be found at: www.vickityley.com


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Vicki Tyley My characters are not usually based on specific people but rather grow from my observations of people over the years. Empathy is a good trait for a…moreMy characters are not usually based on specific people but rather grow from my observations of people over the years. Empathy is a good trait for a writer to possess. It makes getting inside your characters’ heads much easier. I’m glad no one can see me writing, because I often act out the scene. Not a good look.

Details drawn from real people and real life experiences help make fictional characters come alive, but it wasn’t until Bitter Nothings that I delved into my own family. And that’s probably because enough years have passed that I can now talk openly about it. In Bitter Nothings, the protagonist’s mother had committed suicide on what would’ve been her and her estranged husband’s thirtieth wedding anniversary. In one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction twists, my mother committed suicide on my parents’ twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Obviously the details and motives are different and my parents were still married, but the emotion and questions are still the same.(less)
Vicki Tyley Hi, Suzanne, and thanks for your questions.

I’ve carved off a corner of our living room as my workspace. With a comfy armchair with back support, a…more
Hi, Suzanne, and thanks for your questions.

I’ve carved off a corner of our living room as my workspace. With a comfy armchair with back support, a laptop on a stand, a larger second monitor (for mind-mapping etc), headphones, microphone and reading lamp, I have everything a writer needs. :)

I try to get the bulk of my writing done in the morning, my most productive time. I rarely write at night, as come 5pm, my brain is mush.

I hope you enjoy Thin Blood. Happy reading!(less)
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Thin Blood
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Fatal Liaison
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Brittle Shadows
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Sleight Malice
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Vicki Tyley Thanks, Anne. Lovely to be here. xxx


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Simon Hey Vicki,

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