Quirky and Animalistic Stories: Meet Vicki Hendricks

Vicki Hendricks is renowned for her noir novels—Miami Purity, Iguana Love, Voluntary Madness, Sky Blues, and Cruel Poetry. In Part I of this interview, she discussed the publication of Florida Gothic Stories, a collection of her short works (Kitsune Books of Tallahassee). Now let’s learn more about Vicki and what it takes to publish short stories today.  INTERVIEW WITH VICKI HENDRICKS (PART II) Vicki, what inspires you? I’m inspired by people I meet, incidents, stories in the news, other writers’ works, landscapes, and, oh yes, old boyfriends. I could probably tell you what inspired me for every story in my collection. For example, “Stormy” was inspired by my…

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Florida Gothic Stories: Delightfully Disturbing

Vicki Hendricks is the author of noir novels Miami Purity, Iguana Love, Voluntary Madness, Sky Blues, and Cruel Poetry, the last nominated for an Edgar Award in 2008. Her short stories appear in collections including Mississippi Review, Best American Erotica 2000, and Miami Noir. Florida Gothic Stories, a collection of her short works, recently came out (Kitsune Books of Tallahassee). INTERVIEW WITH VICKI (PART I) For the non-literary folks, would you please define the term “gothic”? Is there a difference between “gothic” and “noir”? If I were to go into all the history and nuances, it might take me several pages to answer, but I’ll try to give…

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