Vivian Kirkfield is an excitement junkie. She has jumped from an airplane, cruised down a river on a banana-boat, and soared above the water on a parasail. Most exciting was her career as a kindergarten teacher. Now retired, Vivian gets her adrenaline fix by creating fiction and nonfiction for children. Her most recent are Sweet Dreams, Sarah and Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe.