Vicki Mooney, a native Oklahoman and member of the Cherokee Nation, has been writing plays since 1982. Her first play, Cake and Sippin’ Whiskey was produced in New York City in 1984 and published by Dramatic Publishing in 1985. Her work has been performed primarily at theatres in New York, Los Angeles and Oklahoma. Mooney has been honored many times in national playwriting competitions and is published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus and the Cherokee Arts and Humanities Council. Her Broken Heart Land trilogy was written and had all three plays produced within a six-year period.