Jan Vivian (63) was born in Caracas, Venezuela to Dutch parents. He is married and now lives near Stratford-upon-Avon. In his spare time he writes fiction, short stories and novels, drawing upon personal experience, what is observed of the world around him during his travels. In other instances, articles in the newspapers or an interest in history provoke the story lines.
To date, he has self-published his work that includes two full-length novels, a holiday romance set in Greece ('Just One Look'), and a family conflict featuring a New York Mayoral election and a dispossessed family in Amsterdam ('A Payment Deferred'). Short story collections entitled 'And Then, I Met You',(paperback) and 'Two Lives' (Kindle) have been published exploring the innermost thoughts of the main characters and what the world sees. In 2010 he published his third collection of short stories ('Of Art, Life and Love') and a novel, a sequel to 'Just One Look', entitled 'It Had to Be You' is published as an E Book (Kindle).
Jan Vivian actively supports a charity bringing young children from a part of Belorussia affected by the legacy of the Chernobyl reactor explosion. A story, in a recently published collection entitled 'In Fields of Gold' has that event as a centrepiece. In 'Please, Call on Me' (Kindle e-book)the author relates one man's bizarre way of overcoming the loss of his job and his wife.
Other ebooks (Kindle) published in October 2011 are 'Together in Thought, Word and Deed' and 'It's in the Stars' - both available on Amazon.