Tucson Festival of Books

Vickie L Gardner

Vickie L. Gardner is the author of "The Ghost of Morgan Gulch," a middle-grade novel that won a Silver Award as a finalist in the Hindi's Libraries' 2022 Females of Fiction 2nd Annual Literary Award Contest; "A Hunter’s Dream," a short story that won second place in a Sportsman's News contest; "Love on the Wild Frontier," a short story that won Honorable Mention from the Writers' Journal; and the delightful children's series, "The Adventures of Darby," which is currently published in English and will soon have Spanish versions available in all three books.

Vickie lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband and their two cats. A proposal manager by day, Vickie spends much of her off-time writing her stories and creating new adventures for children of all ages.

Vickie is a three-time-graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature which helped her springboard into the world of writing and where "The Ghost of Morgan Gulch" story was born.  She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, both the international professional organization and the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Vickie loves spending time with her husband, her two children, four grandchildren, and her extended family, from whom she captures wonderful, and at times crazy, tidbits of their time together to create her stories and her characters. She loves to travel, enjoys music and loves playing her piano. Vickie also enjoys being an amateur photographer, making jewelry and spending time in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

You can connect with Vickie at Facebook.com/V.L.Gardner, Instagram.com/vlgardner60, or twitter.com/vlgardner60. You can watch her book video trailers on YouTube and for more information about Vickie and her books, visit www.vickielgardner.com.

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Darby and the Dollberry Dare
Children / Teens
Page Publishing
November 2021
ISBN 9781662420092
34 pages
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Darby Meets Tall Town
Children / Teens
Page Publishing
July 2022
ISBN 9781662462047
30 pages