Vicki has been fond of writing ever since she was a little girl designing and writing articles for her own childhood newspaper, which she named, The Gazette. At secondary school her interest in writing grew and she decided she wanted to become a Journalist. She began studying A-levels in English, Spanish and Media Studies at Bridgwater College, followed by a BA (HONS) Degree in Journalism at Southampton Institute. Upon graduating with a 2:1 degree, Vicki ventured into her first journalism role at the Weston & Worle News before jumping to a regional daily newspaper, The Bristol Post, 18 months later. During her 10-year journalism career Vicki covered some notable stories and was selected as a finalist in the Press Gazette Scoop of the Year Awards (2008).