Welcome to Vivienne French and David Hartzheim
What a pleasure to introduce you to our two newest book reviewers:
Vivienne French was born in New Zealand and grew up a voracious reader, much to the thanks of her “Mum” and fourth grade teacher, Mr. Sanders. Her short stories and articles have been published in women’s magazines, specialty magazines and her hometown newspaper. She has been a resident of Reno, Nevada for twenty-nine years and has worked professionally for a number of nonprofit service organizations. She currently teaches grants writing at Truckee Meadows Community College and serves on the board of the Friends of Washoe County Library. She looks forward to getting back her favorite pastime, reading for the love of reading.
From the country comforts of rural Wisconsin, David’s family, seeking even greener pastures, moved west during the “second gold rush” – the California building boom. We all know how that turned out. Barely escaping high school, David spent his final teen years and early adulthood singing and playing music. By ear. And by the seat of his pants. Soon after, it was writing, fiction and poetry being published in various obscure lit mags, screenplays placing in Hollywood contests and being optioned by independent production companies bent of taking big chances. Then there was the coupon copy in countless automotive service and parts mailers. Today, David reads, watches movies, plays seven-card stud and does token workouts in the gym at the Senior Center, Renton, Washington.