Hi, I am Vicki Cato. I live in Northeast Georgia with my husband of thirty-seven years and my Boston Terrier. My husband and I have two children and two grandchildren.
My blog is about how history connects to us today through story, setting, and character. My posts will be weekly on Mondays. Subjects will be places of historical interest, author interviews, favorite movies, and fictional characters.
I am the oldest of four children. As a child, I would create bedtime stories to get my brother and sisters to sleep. As I grew older my father, a Civil War buff, inspired my interest in history, and my mother encouraged my love of reading.
I graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing. During the latter years of my nursing career, Inspirational Fiction drew my attention. I served as chairman of the library committee at my church where The House of Winslow book series, by Gilbert Morris, prompted me to begin writing Historical Fiction. I pursued my dream to write a novel by developing computer skills. Afterward, I took plotting workshops sponsored by Writer’s Digest.
In May of 2002, I joined the ACRW (changed to ACFW) and began attending their annual conferences. The organization changed my wannabe status to will be. The friendships formed through ACFW grew me as a person and a writer.
My second completed novel In Her Shadow won 3rd place in the GOTCHA contest sponsored by SVRWA in 2008. I have recently finished the revision of another manuscript which is being considered for publication. My stories contain themes of the heart that are inspired by God.