Vickie L Gardner

Vickie Gardner is the author of children's stories, middle-grade fiction and short stories. She has had a passion for writing since she was a young girl. Her passion for writing stemmed mostly from her reading of The Nancy Drew Mysteries from which she developed a desire to share her stories with other children. As a 10-year-old, she would often pen short stories while curled up in the old gold lounge chair in the coolness of the basement in her home in Littleton, Colo.

She is a three-time graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature, a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Pikes Peak Writers Group in Colorado. 

Vickie won Honorable Mention from the Writers' Journal in 2010, for her Romance genre short story, "Love on the Wild Frontier." She also won second place in a Sportsman's News contest in the January 2015 edition of the news for her hunting story, "A Hunter's Dream." It shares with readers the story about her son's elk hunting adventure which gained him acknowledgment in the Boone and Crockett record book. 

Vickie loves to write about family-related events, especially turning adventures she has shared with her children and grandchildren into delightful children's stories. She also loves to write romance stories and westerns and hopes to publish these genres sometime in her writing career. Vickie is currently working on her sequel to "The Ghost of Morgan Gulch" (her first published middle-grade novel (2018), which is currently titled "Shadows on the Gulch." She is also working on a children's series, which has long been on the drawing board. She hopes to launch both in 2020. 

Vickie enjoys music, both playing and writing, photography, jewelry making and most of all, spending time with her family. While she is enjoying another favorite hobby, traveling, she is always on the lookout for new ideas for her next story. Vickie lives in Littleton, Colo., with her husband. She has two children and four grandchildren.

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The Ghost of Morgan Gulch
Children / Teens
Page Publishing
March 2018
ISBN 9781640826526
180 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Theres gold in them thar hillsalong with a school bully, a family feud and a very special ghost. More/less

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