Becky S. Vickery

Character Sketches: Assembling Your Players

Starting a new writing project is always fun. Or at least I think it’s fun. Being a fiction writer, I love the process of figuring out which story will be next. Where will it take place, what will the death stakes be, who will be the star and who will be the supporting cast. How […]

Book Review: Write. Publish. Repeat.

Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success is a book of educated suggestions by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (and a guest appearance from their partner in crime, David Wright). I bought this book after hearing about it from a youtube video that was going over some quick tips about Scrivener (the most excellent […]

Boy-Eating Plants

To help kick-off the release of Horns & Halos: Against The Giant, I’ve decided to add a free short story to go with it! Boy-Eating Plants takes you on a wild ride with Horns & Halos’ main character, Allyster Williams, as he traverses a strange world full of massive, flesh-eating plants who have found him […]

New Release: Horns & Halos: Against The Giant

Fighting against the system sucks. It’s even worse when you’re only sixteen and you’ve already been devastated by it, while your parents stood by and watched. Allyster Williams started fighting the moment he realized that the life of segregation he’s always known is wrong. In his world, people are separated by their horns and their […]

Cover Reveal: Horns & Halos: Against The Giant

It’s finally here! After slaving over my second novel for what has felt like forever, it’s finally time to give it a face. Horns & Halos: Against The Giant is the first book in this Young Adult trilogy. The story follows Allyster Williams, a sixteen year old who lives in a world segregated into two […]

Indie Authors: The Garage Bands Of Our World

Everyone starts at the bottom. On the floor, looking skyward. Being an author is like most professions: you have to work your way up. The journey is different for everyone. Some people go on to have their work picked up by publishing companies. They join a preexisting team that is there to help them with […]

Fall Out Boy In Chey-Town

For the last few years Fall Out Boy has been on my list of bands I’d like to see live. Admittedly, it’s a short list, but they were at the top of it. Here in Wyoming, we get a lot of country acts come through, so you can imagine my disbelief when my 13-year-old son […]

On Writing: The Importance Of Notes

It’s three o’clock in the morning when I open my eyes and grope for my cell phone on the bedside table. I hold the phone close to my face, squinting from the blinding light as I swipe my finger across the touchscreen and pull up the notepad app. Inspiration has just struck, and if I […]

It’s Not All About The Good Points

It’s so easy to talk about our characters’ strengths, isn’t it? I know I do. I’m quick to bring up their good points. He’s really great with computers, so he can help the story in that way. She’s a fighter, so no matter what she never gives up – and I love that about her! […]

On Writing: Getting To The Monkey

I think it’s rather amazing how the things we never see coming are sometimes the ones that end up effecting us the most. For years now, my husband and I have had differing tastes in music. While I stayed with the rawk-boys I’ve loved since I was a teenager, he has drifted off into the […]