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Something About Me and My Book:
I use my family, life experiences, and vivid imagination to create my books.

At present, my newest books are Midnight Hours, a mystery/suspense with a touch of thriller, and Prairie Dog Cowboy, a historical fiction set in the area now know as the Oklahoma Panhandle. Coming out next year, hopefully, will be another novel titled Stolen.

4RV Publishing LLC's children's books

Al-the-Gator and Freddy Frog, by Doc Gator, illustrated by Randy Zabel (both men are PhD's)
Trockle, by Holly Jahangiri, illustrated by Jordan M. Vinyard.
Lion in the Living Room, by Caelaach (pronounced Kelly) McKinna, illustrated by A. R. Stone.
Angeline Jellybean, by Crystalee Calderwood, illustrated by Stephen Macquignon.
Colors, by Dana Warren, illustrated by Stephen Macquignon

Middle grade/ young adult books

State of Wilderness, by Elysabeth Eldering, illustrated by Aidana WillowRaven.
Bubba & Giganto: Odds Against Us, by Lea Schizas.
Prairie Dog Cowboy, by V. Gilbert Zabel, illustrated by Jordan M. Vinyard
State of Quarries, by Elysabeth Eldering, illustrated by Aidana WillowRaven.


Midnight Hours, by Vivian Gilbert Zabel
Confessions of a Former Rock Queen, by Kirk Bjornsgaard

More titles are being added almost daily. At present 29 books are in the works from now until late 2009.

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Preditors & Editors nomination

4RV Publishing is nominated for the Print/electronic Publisher Award at .

I hope people go forth and vote, but I also realize that 4RV is a relatively new company, and many people don't know much about it. However, anyone is welcome to visit the 4RV Publishing Website, or ask… Continue

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 1:38pm

Book Launch Party

Please, everyone come and join the fun.

Book Launch Party for Midnight Hours

From May 28 through July 1

If you're not a W.Com member, then you can visit the forum. However, to participate, you'll need at least a free membership by going to Writing.Com.

The off site link to the party forum is… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:30pm

Slide Show from LA Times/UCLA Book Festival

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 8:58pm

Midnight Hours takes 2nd place

I entered the synopsis and first two chapters of Midnight Hours in the OWFI (Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc) contest in the unpublished manuscript mystery/suspense category. Not only did Midnight take 2nd place, but the comments from the judge, who sent a short critique, really encouraged me. He/she wrote comments such as the following:

I'll be honest - I love this story! Your characters are believable; the plot is… Continue

Posted on May 5, 2008 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Huge book signing - everyone invited

OWFI announces its "FANTASTIC FORTY--WRITERS GLORY" 40th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE to be held May 1-3, 2008 at the Sheraton Midwest City & Reed Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

The conference features 25 authors, editors, and agents offering 40 informative programs to help people learn to write better and get published. It also helps writers meet, network, and make lasting friendships, as well as giving an advantage to learn from writing and publishing professionals. This is one…

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 4:13pm

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At 10:52am on March 30, 2010, Kate L gave Vivian Zabel a gift
I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at
At 11:15pm on April 13, 2008, Vivian Zabel said…
My mystery/suspense novel will be released in June, and it has its own website: Midnight Hours

Please visit it and give me your opinions.

At 11:49pm on April 9, 2008, susie hawes said…
Good luck, and an early congrats!!
At 3:04pm on March 31, 2008, Carol Burge said…
Hi Vivian! Thanks for stopping by my page and for adding me to your friends! Glad you liked my book cover! :)
At 2:33pm on March 1, 2008, Author & Book Promotions said…
Hi Vivian,

I look forward to learning more about your work. Btw, welcome to BMN!

At 1:15pm on February 28, 2008, Vivian Zabel said…
How funny. Thanks, Dave.

Trockle is just overly lovable. Give him a hug, and he'll be fine. *laugh*
At 1:13pm on February 28, 2008, J. D. Webb said…
Great to have you as a friend, Vivian. I was accosted by Trockle on the way in but was able to adeptly sidestep around him - her - it.
At 11:59am on February 27, 2008, Vivian Zabel said…
I'm so glad my list contains so many interesting people. Thank you all for being on my list of friends and adding me to yours.

At 10:16am on February 27, 2008, Victoria Wells said…

Thanks for the invite!

At 9:17am on February 27, 2008, Jan Dahlin Gieger said…
Thanks for adding me to your list!

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