President of 4RV Publishing
Vivian Zabel taught English and writing for nearly thirty 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 was in Edmond from 1996 until 2021, when she moved to the country outside Hydro, Oklahoma. She started Invite to Write, another OWFI affiliate. Many of her books have won honors, including an international gold seal from Children's Literary Classics.
editor, designer, author
Darlinda Hagens, a lifelong Oklahoman, enjoys traveling. She writes Christian Fiction Romance, and you will find some of the wonderful places she visited in her stories. As a longtime member of Pen and Keyboard Writers, her writing group, she works with other participants. She finds editing and helping her colleagues to improve their writing fulfilling.
Darlinda stands proud to announce that 4RV Publishing will soon publish her debut book, FIGHTING FOR FAITH. The story’s twists and turns travel a path of infusing faith with fiction.
Art Director, temporary VP of Operations
Illustrator, Cover Artist, Designer
A tradigital artist (hybrid artist who combines traditional training and techniques with digital tools and applications) and mother of three, Aidana WillowRaven trained in Fine Art, Studio Design, and Animation at Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University.
WillowRaven works with traditional publishers, as well as indie authors, musicians, game developers, and filmmakers.
In addition to managing a freelance business, she’s the Art Director at 4RV Publishing. Working in most genres, from picture books to novels, she’s illustrated and/or designed over 700 books and ebooks since 2007, plus developed branding and marketing tools such as websites, logos, and coaching.
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.
Kena Marie Sosa
editor, author, designer
Librarian by day and writer by night, Kena Sosa adores words. She also loves playing the drums. She earned her Bachelors degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and her Masters in Bilingual Education from SMU. She lived abroad in Japan and Mexico, experiences which instilled within her a love for culture and language, as reflected in her stories. Her first children's book, Rey Antonio and Rey Feo, was born of the celebration of her colorful childhood in San Antonio. Her second book, a Children's Literary Classics Award Winner in 2018, Kindertransport - A child's Journey is a middle grade chapter book about the hopeful escape of children on the Kindertransport train just before the outbreak of WWII. Sharing stories with her sons and other eager readers has been her favorite adventure yet!
Imprint Editor for Nonfiction, Tweens & Teens,
and an Author
After forty 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.
Debut author G.K Davenport (Gwen Cook) is a member of the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI). Her manuscript won second place in her category at the OWFI Conference. She holds a degree in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University as well as a degree in Accounting from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is currently employed as a Chief Financial Officer of an automotive dealership and lives with her family in northwest Oklahoma.
Imprint Editor for Fiction and Tenacious
Rachel lives in the South Gloucestershire town of Tetbury, UK with her American husband and her dog. Rachel obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Literary Studies from the University of the West of England, and she has held a lifelong love of words. Rachel came to 4RV Publishing via Writing.com, a writing website of which she is a member. On this site, she has received multiple Quill Awards for her writing. Her awards are for short stories, poems, essays, and in 2017, she won Best Portfolio. Rachel likes to read and write thrillers, mysteries, and romance, but she is happy to read anything that is well written. Her hobbies include writing, reading, and listening to music
Imprint Editor for Children's Corner and Poetry
Assistant Art Director
Dana McLennan lives in Illinois. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in creative writing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has been an 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.
Assistant Art Director,
Assistant Imprint Editor for Children's Corner
Elizabeth is the Assistant 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.
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.
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.