She appreciates the convenience of computers and the ease with
which they allow us to connect, but still feels that nothing can
replace paper and pen or good ol' counting with fingers
(aka Vivian Gilbert Zabel and V. Gilbert Zabel) wears multiple hats with
4RV Publishing. She is the founder and CEO/President of the firm. She
edits. She publicizes. She does a large portion of the accounting. She
writes (even has been rejected by 4RV). She speaks, presents, and holds
Vivian always has had a vivid imagination and, since a child, used it to create
poetry and stories. Her mind kept asking, "What if ..." After
twenty-seven years of teaching, she retired to devote all her time to writing
and to helping others get their books published through 4RV Publishing.
present she has seven books published: two with co-authors (Hidden Lies and
Other Stories and Walking the Earth: Life’s Perspectives in Poetry); three teen
books written under the name V. Gilbert Zabel (The Base Stealers Club, Case of
the Missing Coach, and Prairie Dog Cowboy); one mystery/suspense (Midnight
Hours) written under the name Vivian Gilbert Zabel; and Stolen, based on two
grandchildren being taken by their father.
interests include her husband of over 50 years, her three children, 10
grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. When she has time and isn’t acting
as head of 4RV, editing, or writing, she reads.