Vivian Zabel taught English and writing for nearly 30 years, but she has written herself since a child. When she shared her goal of becoming an author with a friend in the seventh grade, the friend laughed. She didn’t share her desire with anyone again, but she worked to become an author.
She and her late husband married in 1961 and had four children, three who lived. As an Air Force brat, she traveled from Guam to Morocco, and from Texas to Maine. But, Oklahoma was always home.
Zabel has been a member of OWFI since 2002 and the OWFI Grant Director since 2016. She was honored as the Lifetime Member in 2013. She and a friend founded an OWFI affiliate, Pen and Keyboard Writers, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Her home has been in the Edmond area since 1983.
Barbara Ehrentreu lives in Stamford CT with her family. She has been editing for 4RV Publishing for nine years. She is the author of two young adult novels and a poetry book. Her poems have been published in several anthologies including The Walt Whitman Bicentennial Anthology. She is also a screenwriter. Barbara has a blog, Barbara's Meanderings, and a radio show, Red River Radio Tales from the Pages, once a month. She is a member of Greenwich Pen Letters and SCBWI.
Assistant Art Director, imprint editor for Children's Corner
Elizabeth is the Children’s Corner Imprint Editor and Assistant Art Director with 4RV Publishing. She is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University to obtain her business degree. Elizabeth writes romance and cozy mysteries, edits books and stories, and formats and designs book interiors. Her hobbies include reading and writing and spending time with her family.
Assistant Imprint Editor for Children's Corner
Dana McLennan lives in Illinois. She is currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism through SWIC and SIUE. She has been an Acquisitions Editor for 4RV since 2018. In her spare time, she writes science fiction and belongs to the O’Fallon Writing group and Plethora of Pens writing group out of Glen Carbon.
Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of four children’s books including, A Christmas Kindness (as C. C. Gevry in the first edition), a blogger and book reviewer, and a member of SCBWI. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. She also has a son who is married.
VP of Operations & Lead Editor
After 40 years as the director and staff of a planetarium, Wayne Harris-Wyrick retired to become a full-time children’s book author and later joined the staff of 4RV Publishing as imprint editor for both the Nonfiction imprint and the Tweens and Teens imprint. Wayne has been writing a monthly astronomy column for the Oklahoman since 1984, and has published a dozen astronomy and science fiction articles or short stories in various national publications. Wayne also offers editing services to novice authors.
Margaret Fieland is the author of four science fiction novels and a book of poetry. She is one of six authors of a poetry anthology. Her poems and stories have appeared in journals such as Turbulence Magazine, Front Range Review, and Lighten Up On Line. She lives with her family on Cape Cod where she enjoys playing her piccolo and walking her dogs.