Welcome to my blog CreaLivity!
Here I share personal musings on the art of practicing a creative lifestyle. I encourage you to comment and join the conversation about your own experiences finding and following your creative path.
Just because I've finished writing The Silver Shoes, it's gone to print and orders are starting to be filled doesn't mean it's over. In fact, the party is just getting starting! Fortunately, I love to share about the inspirations for my characters and settings, and...read more
I'm happy to be working again with the awe-inspiring Brooke Warner and her team at She Writes Press to publish my second novel, The Silver Shoes. Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) have arrived. I've given them to a few eagle-eyed friends to search for final typos and...read more
Resolutions Written Rains lift leaving silky sky. Sage scent fills air. Manzanita, oaks, pines call to me. Cool stroll, wool hat, hands in barn coat pockets. Deer tracks visible on dark dirt path. Pools puddle in meadow. Magical crows circle above. Positive...read more
I love to use found objects in my mosaics. The most recent one, You Glow Girl! I created for The Glow Show at San Diego Writers, Ink galleries. Like usual as I chose the pieces I didn’t use my mind but my heart and intuition. I started with a hubcap, round like the...read more
Dear Friends, I'm excited to share with you all the great things that are happening with my books. The Silver Shoes After toiling over many drafts I have finally turned in the manuscript to my marvelous publisher, She Writes Press. The Silver Shoes launch event will...read more
I wrote this piece in 2012 while taking Judy Reeves Wild Women Wild Voices Workshop. I'm glad to share it with you now. Grandma G. was quite a character. In fact I have a character in my next novel, The Silver Shoes, based on her larger than life personality! ...read more
One of my earliest spiritual memories is standing in my mother’s rose garden when a butterfly landed on my shoulder. I felt just like another one of her flowers. I don’t think I inherited her green thumb, but I did inherit my love of gardening from her. I love...read more
This piece explains why I didn't get my driver's license until I was eighteen and also why I've always driven like a little old lady. I am pleased and proud that this memoir flash was just published in A Year in Ink, Volume 10. Thank you San Diego Writers, Ink. I...read more
The Birdhouse After a long winter I fill the sweet wooden birdhouse and wait for the oriole to return. I shoo away the squirrel that climbs upon the rusty metal stand. Keep to your acorns, I say. There are plenty. Squawking lapis jay comes next drops bits of seed to...read more
I’ve sure been on the go since the release of my novel, The Black Velvet Coat, in October 2015. I’ve been a guest speaker in over forty private homes, libraries, event spaces and even country clubs. Fourteen of these talks have been for book clubs which have become my...read more