After 15 years in Washington, D.C., Vivienne Frist relocated back to her picturesque hometown in Western New York, where she spent her youth skiing and working at the local farmers market. These days she can be found writing on her porch swing and working on her fixer-upper with the “help” of her three adopted fur-babies, Darcy, Bingley, and Colonel Fitzwilliam. Surprising even herself, Vivienne would now describe herself (albeit somewhat reluctantly) as a cat enthusiast.
Vivienne is drawn to both reading and writing about complex female characters facing challenging and unique life circumstances. She particularly enjoys exploring what happens when these characters go through unexpected gut-wrenching experiences and realize they won’t get the future that they always wanted or were expected to have. This is reflective of Vivienne’s own journey battling undiagnosed chronic illnesses and learning to navigate the aftermath of eventual diagnosis.
Vivienne is intrigued by unanticipated plot twists, particularly those found in suspense novels and mysteries. She is compelled by any story that is beautifully told in all of its horrifying glory. That said, Vivienne also appreciates when lighter moments are incorporated through vivid characters and playful dialogue.
Vivienne has recently completed her debut novel, ANYTHING FOR AN ‘A’, for which she is currently seeking representation. This book draws on Vivienne’s many years of higher education experience, working both in student support positions and as an adjunct faculty instructor.
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