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Vicki Tapia

Photograph of Vicki Tapia, a member-owner at This House of Books, your community-owned, independent bookstore and tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana.After teaching somewhere around 10,000 mother/baby pairs the art of breastfeeding, Montana native Vicki Tapia found her energies redirected to the other end of life, as both her parents were diagnosed with dementia. A diary written to help her cope with caregiving morphed into Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia.

A blogger for the Huffington Post, Vicki was a finalist for Best Woman Writer in The 2015 High Plains Book Awards, and has recently finished a semi-biographical account of her great-grandmother's tumultuous life from Michigan to Montana around the turn of the 20th century. The title is Maggie: A Journey of Love, Loss & Survival.

Vicki is an author member-owner since April 2016.

We have an episode of "With a Cup of Tea" that features an interview with Vicki by guest interviewer, Louisa Frank.


Sandstone: An Anthology to Support This House of Books Cover Image
By Vicki Tapia (Contribution by), Bernard Quetchenbach (Contribution by), Jamie Ford (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780692908556
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Billings Bookstore Cooperative - August 28th, 2017

Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939807076
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Praeclarus Press - January 17th, 2014