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The Avery Victoria Spencer Fables
Avery Victoria Spencer is a financial wizard, able to resolve the most challenging financial issues for her bank customers in Waukesha, WI. But her successful life is an illusion. She stands on the edge of bankruptcy because of her vicious need to spend more than she earns.
Diagnosed long ago with dissociative amnesia, Avery doesn’t know that she’s covering up the root of an old trauma she can’t bear to face. But old traumas don’t die; they needle, poke, and travel deeper into our psyches until we are willing to face our deepest selves. Avery is no exception.
In despair, Avery will take four dream journeys and meet magical characters who will help her face her old nightmare so that she can become the woman she really is. Each of her journeys will provide clues to bring her back to herself by offering specific challenges to overcome. Each will bring her closer to the life she truly wants to live–if she will face her old nemesis.
Incredible characters show up to take Avery to places inside herself she has never known; to open her heart to the powerful freedom of facing the truth.
Vivian Probst is a linguist, national speaker and award-winning author. She has been writing life-changing fables since 2000 when a story came to her in a dream and she knew she had to put it into print.
She was a national consultant to the affordable housing industry and taught tax regulations for over thirty years before she retired.
Probst’s linguistic background influenced her to write her fictional series in both regular English and an inclusive style she calls ‘WEnglish for WEquality™’, based on her insight that English is highly masculine and needs some words for those of us who aren’t men.
Vivian cares deeply about women’s rights, equality, and writes and lives to make the world a better place for all of us. Her home is in Wisconsin with her husband, near their children and grandchildren.
Death by Roses
The judges at the When Words Count Retreat loved it—and awarded it the “Literary Trifecta,” selecting it from among one hundred entries.
I was a Yo-Yo Wife
If you’ve ever thought about leaving your marriage and/or your way of life or if you’ve left and if your heart is like a yo-yo and you can’t decide what to do, consider THIS before taking another step!
The Little Black Book for Blue People
The Little Black Book for BLUE People is the story of a girl who is growing up BLUE. Everyone knows because her face color matches her feelings. With only a paintbrush and a blank canvas she artfully demonstrates how it feels to be BLUE; then discovers a remedy locked up in the dark closet of her unhappy mind.
This is an award-winning tale, but for the author, the true reward is in the message that is helping people, both young and old, to change their attitude toward being BLUE, first by admitting it, then using the incredible power inside to improve their lives.
Vivian Probst weaved such depth, excitement, and humor into her characters, I couldn't wait to discover which one would cause my next fit of laughter. Her story telling skill is refreshing and immediately captures and sustains your attention. This is a must read book! [Death by Roses is a] Hilarious, soul-stirring, and even provocative, Vivian Probst has created a comic masterpiece!
“Superbly crafted and original story!
Midwest Book Review
[In The Woman Who Fell Out of Fear], Vivian takes us on another delightful journey as she heals through her words and her stories. Dive in, emerge lighter.