I’m the author of the NYT-bestselling Signs of the Zodiac series – a six-book urban fantasy series set in my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.
I hold a BA in English, essentially qualifying me for nothing, which was why I opted for a decade-long career as a showgirl in the now-retired Folies Bergere. That’s fine; I’m now retired too, passing the time as a scribbler until I’m old enough to join the cast of the Palm Springs Folies (55 is the minimum age requirement). There I hope to once again fritter away my nights with sequins, eyelash glue, and my best girlfriends. You gotta have a dream, right? Besides, you know the saying: You can take the girl out of the show, but you can’t take the show out of the girl.
Since I’ve a few years yet before I can un-retire, I’m now writing a new supernatural noir trilogy, also set in Vegas, but with an entirely new world and cast of characters. Featuring a supernatural private eye, and a rockabilly reporter with a nose for trouble, the Celestial Blues series debuted with THE TAKEN, and will be followed by THE LOST in March, 2013.
I currently divide my time between my family in Las Vegas and Dallas. It’s a hell of a commute.
By the way, Pettersson is pronounced “Pet-ter-suhn” – it’s Swedish.
- How Vicki came up with idea for the Signs of the Zodiac series.
- Vicki talks with Jeaniene Frost about their stories in the anthology, UNBOUND.
- About that other job … transitioning from Las Vegas showgirl to author.
- Vicki talks about the evolution of the Signs of the Zodiac series with RT Book Reviews. Warning: contains spoilers up to book five, CHEAT THE GRAVE!