Getting to Know Victoria Pinder
Victoria is a USA Today Best Selling author who write all heat ranges of Contemporary Romance. Somewhere in between using drama to make her humdrum days seem more interesting and falling in love with happily-ever-afters to offer hope to her readers, she discovers what her bold heroine and her brainy, sexy hero might need to really find true love. You can learn more about Victoria and her book here.
Where did you grow up, and where do you live now? Tell us something a lot of people don’t know about your home town.
I grew up in Boston Massachussets, but I went to college in New Orleans. Then I moved to Miami and lived there a long, long time, but now I’m in Denver. Many people know lots of things about Boston. My first job was on the USS Constitution where I counted people but I wass replaced with a machine. The USS Constitution is still commissioned in the US Navy and she fought in the war of 1812.
What is your favorite part about writing Sweet Romance/ Cozy Mysteries?
I love focusing on romance and the love story about two people come together.
Who or what inspired you to become an author?
Funny story here. This Catholic school girl was invited to Shabbat dinner and I go anywhere for food and conversation. So I sat there, talking to a rabbi and I had him laughing. He asked me why I wasn’t writing fiction as I clearly loved telling stories. While people have made money for years writing, it was that conversation that had me thinking.
If you weren’t an author, what would you be doing?
I was a history teacher so I’d be in my classroom still.
Do you have any pets? Please tell us about them!
I used to have a cat named Anakin Skywalker. He was all black and the best cat you can ask for. He died on like a Tuesday and I wasn’t ready to replace him. That Friday I met my husband though so I kind of think my cat helped.
Have you found your own real life happily ever after?
I think we make our own happy endings and no one else can make you happy but yourself.
What is one book that impacted or changed your life that you think everybody should read? Tell us about it.
Gone With the Wind. Scarlett is a bad girl who deserves to lose but she’s tenacious and you’re rooting for her. The movie is great but the book… even better.