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.

4 Ways Books Can Nourish Us This Holiday Season

4 Ways Books Can Nourish Us This Holiday Season

Cooped up at home with traditions and travel plans thwarted, separated from those we care about most, grieving the loss of income, health and loved ones this will be a difficult holiday season for most of us. There’s one thing still available to all to nourish,...

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Busting My Bustle

Busting My Bustle

There’s nothing like releasing a novel during a pandemic, racial unrest and a national election. I’ve always liked a challenge though and I've been busting my bustle getting ready for the October 13 release of my third novel, The Green Lace Corset. I’m happy it's...

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New Book Cover Revealed!

New Book Cover Revealed!

La-di-da, la-di-do! Here it is! Creating this cover was quite a challenge but a joy, nevertheless. I often use Pinterest to search for inspiration. I typed in 1880 fashions, the era of my next book, scrolled through and fell for a vintage green corset with black lace...

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10 Things I’m Doing to Fill Time

10 Things I’m Doing to Fill Time

Wherever you are I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe at this tough time. As events got cancelled, it was disorienting to see my calendar empty as grocery store shelves. Perhaps our nation and the world were so out of whack that the universe wanted us...

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Without Stars – A Poem

Without Stars – A Poem

  Without Stars Genesis tells us God made the stars, but now one-third of us no longer can see our Milky Way. Lights ignite streets, porches, parking lots. Pondering night skies lost. Circadian rhythms interrupted. Without stars there is no season to turn, turn,...

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Goodbye Lucy    2002 – 2019

Goodbye Lucy 2002 – 2019

I Will Consider My Beagle-Basset Lucy For her kohl-rimmed eyes that blinked at me through the pet shop window. For like a puppy from a novel she had droopy ears, smooth velvety fur. For if she was smaller, I’d have carried her in my purse. For she was a circus dog and...

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What’s Your Word for 2020?

What’s Your Word for 2020?

Instead of writing new year’s resolutions, I close my eyes and randomly chose an angel card to guide me throughout the year. Often, the word is spot on with exactly what I need. But sometimes the significance can be elusive and it’s up to me to figure out what it...

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Why I Wrote a Trilogy

Why I Wrote a Trilogy

It's official! I've written a trilogy. Who knew? Fifteen years ago, when I started out on this writing journey I sure didn't. After teaching for twenty years, I thought I'd write a children's book or possibly a memoir about my classroom experiences but that's not what...

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Meteor Show Poem

Meteor Show Poem

Perseid Night Sky Middle of meadow inside sleeping bag, I gaze at Milky Way glittering sequins above. A meteor shower is due and so I watch and wait for falling stars to bless me with passionate streaks of luscious light. Time floats by, dew gathers, I want to slumber...

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Being Seen Naked – A Personal Narrative

Being Seen Naked – A Personal Narrative

When I was young my family would go to the Chuck Wagon on Midway for the all-you-can-eat 99 cent buffet. But on my sixth birthday my parents took me to the secret room there, the Gaslight Supper Club. They wanted me to see the world’s most famous hypnotist who had...

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