Vicki specializes in long-form writing, inclusive of blogs, white papers, policy and mission statements, and ghostwriting memoirs and speeches. She also has a knack for SEO writing and enjoys creating short, impactful, witty content, including pitches for just about anything or anyone. Her great success in getting her books, essays, and poetry published by various traditional publishers demonstrates her pitching excellence — for if there's anyone ultra picky about writing quality, it's acquisitions editors of traditional publishers.
Vicki is interested in writing about most subject matters. She has a passion for an eclectic set of interests that include home and garden design, cooking, art, travel, lifestyle, beauty and fashion, history, philosophy, esotericism and — as an award-winning author — books, literature and publishing. Her intellectual curiosity and acumen, as suggested by her Magna Cum Laude honors in Political Science, compels her to stay updated with, and keenly interested in writing about world news, politics, business, technology and the economy relevant to environmental and social issues. Moreover, she lends her experience and expertise as a former practicing business, corporate and litigation attorney and college instructor in International Business and Introduction to Business to her writing, whether or not the project is law or business-related.
When Vicki isn't writing or editing, she likes to read, walk with her dogs in the woods and on the beach, or go kayaking. She's gone parasailing, jet-skiing, zip-lining and soaking in volcanic waters. She's also survived a boat capsizing in the ocean; near electrocution from a live, fallen street wire; and near drowning in a swimming pool as a child. Plus COVID. Yet she knows she's not invulnerable, for words wield ultimate power over her. They are her kryptonite as they are her superpower. Vicki S. is a wordsmith par excellence!
- Special focus on Public and Private International Law, Legal Theory and Philosophy, International Organizations, International Trade, International Relations and Contracts
- Judge and Advisor to the Michigan Law Team for the Jessup Moot Court Competition in International Law
- LLM Representative to the University of Michigan Law School Faculty Committee on International Legal Studies and Graduate Program
Vicki has researched and written about Medicare, inclusive of Medicare Parts A, B, C and Medicare Advantage. The project entailed distinguishing the different benefits available among the various parts of Medicare, who were eligible for them and how certain benefits could be available under Medicare-Approved Plans offered by healthcare insurance providers that are not available under ordinary Medicare.
Vicki has researched and written about the various kinds of medication developed and sold by different pharmaceutical companies to address certain skin problems. She described the particular uses of the medications and compared their effectiveness, depending on the location of the skin infection. She also provided medical experts’ advice on the proper use of the pharmaceutical products and preventative measures the product consumer could observe to avoid reinfection.
Vicki has written about dating and family relationships and friendships.
Vicki writes about the importance of internal beauty, along with maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle as hallmarks of true beauty.
Vicki's fashion writing praises the virtues of classic fashion not only from practical and timeless beauty criteria but also from the perspective that is so crucial to today's world: sustainability.
Vicki focuses on how to empower women -- both in her creative and content writing projects. Her fiction and poetry feature mostly strong women characters. In non-fiction, she is keenly interested in exploring on all the phases of womanhood and how a woman could live a full life at each stage.
Being a Magna Cum Laude graduate in Political Science, Vicki has always been interested in politics and has written academic and white papers, essays, Powerpoint presentations, stories (non-fiction and fiction) and poems that explore politics both on a macro (societal) and micro (how politics affect individual lives) scale.
Vicki loves to garden for both nutritional (planting herbs and vegetables) and aesthetic (planting cutting flower gardens and landscaping for color for all four seasons) needs. She accompanies gardening posts with her own photos of her plants and gardens.
Being a professional author, Vicki has written essays and delivered talks and presentations about the publishing industry, especially on what could help beginner writers get published.
Vicki loves to eat out and explore new restaurants. She has written posts about some of her favorite restaurants and the food and restaurants she encountered in her travels.
Vicki has researched and written about over-the-counter medical products for the convenience retail industry, comparing and citing their best uses for certain ailments.
As an immigrant to the US, Vicki is keen on diversity issues and has written much about them in essays, blogs, stories (fiction and non-fiction) and poems.
Vicki loves film and streaming content and has reviewed and recommended some of her favorite movies and streaming channel shows in blogs. She has also critiqued some of them.
Vicki is passionate about creating a beautiful life and has written blog posts about how to realize this in one's life, regardless of budget limitations by focusing on simplicity, authenticity, balance and harmony in everything.
Vicki is a big DIY person and has written posts about crafted decor for the holidays and the four seasons.
As a parent, Vicki has written introspective pieces about parenting in all stages: as a new parent of an infant and as a parent of young, adolescent and adult children.
Vicki has a strong background in philosophy and has always had a passion for developing one's spirituality unhampered by dogmatic faith. She has studied and written about the world's major religions, including the lesser-known hermetic and esoteric traditions.
Vicki has an eclectic taste in music -- encompassing classical, opera, Broadway musicals, American standards, Jazz, French/Parisian vibes, Brazilian, Latin American, Classical Spanish Guitar, Classical Indian, Reggae, Big Band, iconic movie soundtracks, and 60's, 70's (disco and ABBA) and 80's music.
Vicki is an intuitive cook who is adept at deconstructing and recreating gourmet restaurant offerings and making them easy to make at home through recipes easy to follow. She writes a lot about food in her novels, stories, even poems, and food is a fundamental element in her travel essays.
Vicki has a passion for helping other people overcome their life challenges and often writes about what makes for a successful, joyful, and peaceful life.
Vicki is passionate about protecting and preserving the natural environment and, to this end, is keenly interested in EVs (bought and drove them) and home, building and utility technology that utilizes green technology powered by geothermal (installed one in her home), solar and wind energy. She is also a big recycler and keeps abreast of the latest ways one could contribute to lessening individual carbon footprint.
Vicki has written six books, three of which have already been published. In addition, she has a historical novel that's forthcoming in Spring 2023 and a story collection that has been recently picked up by another publisher.
Vicki could apply her excellent book-writing skills to help you with your book project.