Hi, I’m Vicki Milliken

I am an Australian Historical Romance and Children’s Author and Freelance Writer.

After a lifetime in the corporate sphere, from oil to beer, I opted out to follow a passion to write.
I love historical romance, ballroom dancing, golden retrievers and chai lattes. When not writing I like to spend my time keeping fit, traveling and reading.

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About Vicki

Vicki is a freelance writer and author. As a teenager she wanted to be a journalist, a marine biologist and then a primary school teacher. But her desire to explore the world was greater and so deferring university, she found a job in a multinational that would pay enough to let her do just that. North America and Antarctica remain the only continents she hasn’t travelled.
Roll forward 37 years. After an extended holiday, and lots of time to think, Vicki decided to take a sabbatical from the 50-60-hour weeks of her corporate career. A series of short courses sandwiched into weekends had rekindled her passion to write and she enrolled in a 12-month program.
When it was cancelled after 6 months, she was left with the bones of two children’s stories, 20,000 words of a historical romance and a determination to finish them and hold a printed copy of each in her hands. And then the pandemic struck!
She was lucky to find a fabulous publishing coach who held her hand during 2020 and gave her the confidence into 2021 and beyond. Her team today consists of two wonderful editors, one for each genre; an amazing illustrator; and a fantastic designer.
Vicki hopes her stories showcase humour and heart. Certainly, that’s what’s in her mind as she writes.
When not at her keyboard, she can be found walking the pathways of her local area or at the beach with her golden retriever and westie, cycling and drinking chai lattes. Most times in that order!
She’s looking forward to the day her writing keeps her in champagne (or the best Australian sparkling wine)!
Vicki Milliken


Spoil yourself and the one you love with a 1920s Romance!

Australian Romance Writers 2022 Romantic Book of the Year Finalist!

Kiss by Kiss, the second book in the Misses of Melbourne series.

“A little beauty with hidden depths whilst being a thoroughly fun read!”

Latest Newsletter

The Secret Language of Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Hats and Parasols!

Are you adept at conducting a romance, or maybe a liaison, using the language of gloves, handkerchiefs, hats and parasols? Read on.

For those of us in the depths of winter, grab your gloves and pay attention. “Yes” is said by letting one glove fall. But don’t misspeak and let both gloves fall at once, else you’ll be saying “I love you.” Rolling your gloves in your right hand indicates a definitive “No.” And turning your gloves inside out, tells the man in question “I hate you.”

Perhaps a handkerchief is more your style, or in these post COVID times, a tissue. Just check for strong winds. Letting a handkerchief rest on your right cheek means “Yes.” On the left cheek “No.” Drawing it across the cheek “I love you.” But drawing it through the hands means “I hate you.” If you twirl it in your left hand you’re saying, “I wish to be rid of you,” and if your right hand, “I love another.”  For those like me who have difficulty remembering left and right, perhaps let’s move onto hats!

Running the finger around the crown is the sign that “I love you.” Carrying it by the crown, “Follow me.” Carrying it in front of you, “I am single,” and behind you, “I am married.” If you wear it on the right side of your head, it means “No” and on the left side, “Yes.” Wearing it to the back of the head, “I wish to speak to you.” But carrying it in the left-hand means “I hate you.”

Finally, the parasol. Like gloves, dropping your parasol to the ground means “I love you.” Perhaps this is best done after holding the tip to your lips to ask, “Do you love me?” You could then choose to turn it upside down and press the handle to your lips to tell him “You may kiss me.” Not to be confused with using it to tap the chin which means “I am in love with another.” Of course, the most confusing of all is holding it open directly over your head which means “Your presence annoys me.” Silly me, I thought it meant “I am shielding myself from the sun.”


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