ABOUT THE AUTHOR Billie Girl, Vickie’s award-winning novel, was released September 1, 2010. Billie Girl won the 2009 Leapfrog Literary Press Contest. Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife, Four Spirits and Adam & Eve: A Novel, writes of Billie Girl: “Honestly strange and strangely honest. Weaver’s authenticity of characters, situations, and by-gone eras emanates from sheer originality of style. It is a stellar achievement—gritty, funny, fresh, and bold.” Look for Vickie’s short story “Feeding the Dog” in the Twisted Road Southern Gothic Revival Anthology (to be released in 2016). Dorothy Allison judged. Vickie is a 2005 graduate of Spalding University’s MFA Program (Louisville, Kentucky). She writes from the middle of a Midwest hayfield. Writing events are part of Vickie’s vocation. She’s attended the Novels in Progress Workshop, the Key West Writers Seminar, the Midwest Writers Workshop, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, the NYC Pitch and Shop Conference, the St. Augustine Writer’s Conference and the San Francisco Writers Conference. She workshopped with Robert Olen Butler at The Writer’s Center of Indianapolis. As part of Spalding University’s low-residency MFA program, Vickie was teacher’s assistant to author Silas House in May 2008.

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