July 18, 2011

Mystery We Write Blog Tour 2011 Presents Vivian Zabel

Author Vivian Zabel

This week we’re featuring Vivian Zabel, author of Stolen, a compelling real-life story that will definitely hold your attention.

The result of a broken heart – a novel, the writing of Stolen

Over 14 years ago, two of my grandchildren were taken by their father. We had no contact with them,  didn’t know where they were, didn’t know if they were alive or not. The pain nearly destroyed us. We loved them so much, and they were such major parts of our lives, my husband and I felt as if a chunk of our hearts had been ripped out. I can only imagine the agony their mother, our daughter felt.

Something had to be done with that severe pain and despair. I turned to my therapy – writing. Stolen was born.

Every year for 12 years, around the time they were last seen by anyone in the family, I would blog a letter to them, giving my contact information. A friend asked if he could spread my latest blog, November 2007, through the blogs of his friends around the world. Of course I agreed.

Early 2008, I received an email, “I think you’re my grandmother.”

Finally, the novel is released and a sequel will be possible. God does answer prayer; He just sometimes takes much long than we want.

If you’re interested in reading more about the book please visit: http://www.stolen.yolasite.com.

My website is http://www.VivianZabel.com .

Not much time to chat this week, folks.  We have a severe weather watch/warning here in Chicagoland, so I’ll just say come back next week and you’ll see the last of the Mystery We Write Blog Tour 2011 interviews.  Then it’ll be up to Hotclue and me.  I know you’re dying to see her again, just give us a couple more weeks and then She’ll Be Back!

Meantime, I’ll leave the porch light on for ya. I love you, you KNOW I do!
XOXOXOXO, Beth & Co.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me, Beth.


  2. Vivian, Your story is so heartbreaking and touching. Thank you for sharing.



  3. Vivian, as I’ve told you, I know how you feel. This is always such a heartbreaking experience. I’m so glad that writing has helped.



  4. My heart skipped a beat at “I think you’re my grandmother.” Great installment of the 2011 Mystery We Write Blog Tour. Thank you, Vivian and Beth.


  5. Tragic story with a wondderful ending, Vivian. It’s definitely on my TBR list.


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