Renee’ La Viness: Writer / Editor / Instructor / Speaker
Renee La Viness never wanted to grow up, so she stopped at four feet, eleven inches tall. But, what is a grownup? Height? Age? Wisdom? The ability to reach the gas pedal?
Renee’ has been writing and marketing since her early teens, starting out as a thirteen-year-old ventriloquist who wrote her own skits and booked her own engagements.
Over the years, she has written for magazines, newspapers, anthologies, and other projects.
Renee’ has won multiple awards for writing and editing since 1999. In the writing industry, she has also been a contest judge, contest sponsor, project coordinator, and freelance editor. She organizes the annual Meet the Publishers! event to connect authors, illustrators, and editors with area publishers, and founded Tulsa Area Children’s Book Writers, a critique group, in 2013.
In 2013, Renee’ joined 4RV Publishing as an acquisition editor and quickly moved up to lead editor. From 2015 to 2017, she served as 4RV Children’s Corner Imprint Editor before being promoted to Special Projects Editor in 2017. She resigned from 4RV in 2018, so she could focus on her own writing and raise extra money to help pay off family medical bills from 2017.
Teaching and learning are two of Renee’s favorite activities, and she believes understanding is the key to success. For that reason, she started her own writing and editing workshops, Designing the World with Words. She recently added Mobile Workshops to her list of offerings.
If you need a speaker for your writing-related event, contact Renee’, below.