Viviane Crystal

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About me

Introduction Reviewing books is one way of treasuring and developing the craft of great writing! I began avidly reading at a very young age and began my reviewing life with special interest in Arthurian literature. That's the background of my reviewer's name, Viviane Crystal! I now review all genres with equal passion, with a special affection for historical fiction! I'm a proud mother and grandmother, have a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in English education, have been a High School English Teacher for many years and have also earned a Paralegal Certificate. During my teaching career, I created and directed a Writing Across the Curriculum Center. I now work in a legal office and teach in the evenings. In my free time, I love reading, taking early or late-day walks along the ocean shore near my home, listening to all types of music, going to art museums and concerts or just enjoying a cup of coffee in a (where else? *grin*) bookstore alone or with friends. I am absolutely passionate about quality writing or in meeting a new challenge, whether that be working to teach better, write a better review, or helping someone else to discover his or her gift of creative, purposeful expression.