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.

Why I Love To Do Book Events!

Let me count the ways! I get to: 1. Wear my silver shoes and festive outfits. 2. See old friends and make new ones. 3. Spend time with my She Writes Press Sisters and other authors.   4. Sign books in glamorous settings. 5. Answer questions about my writing process....

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Let’s Do A California Rain Dance

This piece was just published in The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Summer 2018. I'm sharing this with you not just as a poem, but also as a prayer. Please join me in doing a rain dance. It’s Always Fire Season Now Teasing cloud, eiderdown quilt, rolls in over...

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What a Day & Night!

                This summer solstice was as sparkly as my book cover's silver shoes. Full of surprises it will go on my list as one of the most exciting days ever! It began with a live TV interview on Good Morning San Diego with Lauren Phinney.                 Then I...

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Release of The Silver Shoes Cometh!

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...

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A New Year Poem

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...

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You Glow Girl! – A Mosaic

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...

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Enormous Novel News!

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...

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Grandma G. – A Personal Narrative

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!   ...

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Why I Love to Garden

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...

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