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.
Bad Blue Jay From bare birch B-52-sized blue jay bomb dives, scatters tiny finches from feeder to giant oak. Seeds fly. Triangle headdress waves atop king’s pate as he laughs at his evil deed. I want to shoo him to go but know it’s just our nature’s way. ...read more
I've never traveled to the Southwest in the fall before. It was quite an adventure to experience so many different types of weather and see trees changing colors. I had fun at my book events and spending time with friends and family too. AUSTIN, TEXAS - I flew into...read more
SEATTLE - Even though it was mid-August some of the leaves had already begun to change colors. I stayed at the one hundred year old MarQueen Hotel on Queen Anne Avenue which is apropos since the main character in my novels is named Anne. I always like to stay in...read more
I'm so pleased this poem of mine was published today. When growing up I could see The Milky Way almost every night. Did you know there are some people in the world that have never seen it due to light pollution? No Moon Starlight at midnight, blue black velvet...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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