ABOUT VICKI HINZE: I was raised in New Orleans. After I married a Hurricane Hunter/Special Ops officer, we and our children moved every few years. Some of those places? Mississippi, California, Illinois and Florida. We spent a year in Texas (home to my husband), then settled down in Florida.
I've been writing full-time since 1987, have written over thirty books--novels and nonfiction books and articles--and for the last decade or so, I've spent a lot of time teaching new writers or running mentoring programs like WritersZone@yahoogroups.com, where I answer questions on the craft, business and writing life, sharing what I can. I also have a free online writers' library, ON WRITING, on my website:(www.vickihinze.com). Additional podcasts and feature articles are available there, too. I'm a sponsor of The Book Club Network, International Thriller Writers, and American Christian Fiction Writers.
Between family and writing commitments, I don't have as much time for hobbies as I once did. During baseball season, I'm hopping field to field to games. My favorite other activity? Home-improvement projects. I'm active in ITW, MWA, RWA, ACFW, NINC, ACRA, AG, AWSA and other writing organizations.
Della Jackson's living room is empty, except for a rocking chair. Her house, all but unlived in. If you'd endured what she had, how would you cope? Would you feel, or have you ever felt that you deserved nothing? How did you cope with the event that made you feel that way?
Question Two: Do you buy print books or eBooks more often? Why?
Question Three:Who first introduced you to reading? When?
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I'm not sure how I would cope if I was in Della's position. I do know I would always have hope and see the good things even if they are few. This will help keep the darkness away.
I buy both print and ebooks but lately I've been buying more ebooks. I've found some great ebook deals and that's why. I still like the feel of a print book and if there is a favorite book I try to get a print copy to keep on my shelves.
My parents introduced me to the reading. They would read to me as a child and when I could read I would raid the family bookshelves and the library. I've always thought books made great escapes and they still do!
Though I LOVE the feel of a solid book in my hands, and love hearing the noise of a page turning, I admit that I buy way more eBooks than paperbacks/hardcovers. This is only because I have hundreds of books on my Kindle that I have access to at all times; it's much easier than carrying around the two to four books I have on the go at any time! Plus, I think my husband would croak if our entire house was lined with nothing but bookcases.... ;)
Print books for now, would like to get a ebook reader later.
My moms oldest sister introduced me to reading with the Mandie Series, I was hooked from then on. I have been told I have loved books since I was a toddler.
Prefer print books .....this is what I buy....just like that book in my hands :)
I love print books but in the last year I have gotten many ebooks free for kindle. I prefer print really because I can take them outside and my batteries aren't dying by reading... If I didn't love reading outside in the fresh air I woudl ebook moreso probably...
I was first introduced to reading by Mrs. Swanson - my first grade teacher. I will hold her dear and in my heart for introducing me to a very big part of my life!!