Where are you from? A simple question that Vicki Olsen dreads. Depending on the day of the week, the answer could be Arkansas, Texas, Idaho or I don’t know. This is a dilemma familiar to many military brats.
Born in Arkansas, but at the age of 2 she began moving every two or three years with her Air Force JAG officer, father as he was transferred to bases in Louisiana, Texas, Idaho and Illinois as well as Germany.
She graduated from high school in Idaho, attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and spent three decades of her adult life in Dallas, Texas where she gave birth to two native Texans, before returning to Arkansas.
She has held at a wide variety of jobs over the years, including working as an insurance adjuster, a paralegal, and as the owner of a small antiques and gift store.
Her first novel, The Sparrow Falls, was published the year she turned 70. It is part of the Tolerance, AR series.
She continues to write stories with themes that include family secrets, small town repudiation and spiritual awakening.
Vicki Olsen Author Writer Publisher,Magnolia Books, Little Rock, Arkansas