Vivian was playing hooky the day they taught about the importance of getting a "real" job; she was hiding out at the local library rereading everything for the fifth time. Since then she's become a Jack-of-all-trades with a job-experience list only slightly smaller than the average phone book. She's hiked, biked, canoed, kayaked and camped throughout Canada, Europe and the States, including Hawaii and Alaska. All these adventures have now become settings for her overactive muse to wander. Vivian lives in Western Canada with her longtime sweetie, two wonderful kids and a dog that looks like a stuffed toy. To learn more please visit http: //vivianarend.com or you can send an email to Vivian at firstname.lastname@example.org.