Kristen Caven is an awarded American author, cartoonist and essayist, producer and activist, recognized for her creative leadership and excellent storytelling skills. Kristen’s work has been published in several national and international magazines, blogs and anthologies. She is the author of five books and co-author of three and is currently President of the California Writers Club. She owns and operates both Little Pig Productions and Uplift Press and directed The Zorgos Project in Oakland, California, where she lives and works. Co-founder of the Heart of the Muse creative’s salon, she also hosts creative gatherings, performances and events.
After a few minutes speaking with Kristen Caven, (also known as Kristen Baumgardner Caven and KRS-10), many people say “Oh, you’re a renaissance woman.”
(That’s what she discovered when she wrote her first book, Perfectly Revolting.)
Kristen is multi-disciplinary creative artist, performer, educator, and community leader who writes blogs
, and articles
about parenting, positive psychology, health, humor, philosophy and creativity, plus stories and songs
about interesting characters and challenging situations. (She calls herself a Liberal Artist: liberal as in lots of, free-thinking, and relating to books.)
Her latest book, The Souls of Her Feet
, has her doing readings focused on footwear fashion, sometimes with drag queens, and her co-authored parenting book, The Bullying Antidote: Superpower Your Kids For Life,
is the first book to frame bullying as both a cause and result of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). She is currently working on a sequel to Souls
, a new play, and a children’s book, and is shopping around a memoir manuscript and a college novel about choice.
“Most likely to ‘insight’ a riot”
Her offerings, from graphic novels to greeting cards to speeches and workshops, are thought provoking and entertaining. Almost as entertaining are the twists and turns of her multi-creative life and adventures in being seen.
“Honestly humorous…humorously honest.”