Posts by Kristen:

Short Story: "Ted's Tender Trophy"

My epic western adventure, my spiritual tale of meat-reckoning, my tongue-in-cheek bromance, Ted’s Tender Trophy, was published this week by Full of Crow Press. “A yellow October moon rose enormous over the high Rockies and gazed on the parking lot of the Shooting Star Saloon, where trucks lined up like saddled horses dozing at the rail. […]

What Rhymes with Caven?

The first thing I should post on this shiny new website is something that everyone wants to know: how do you say my name? It really is the biggest secret about me. It’s not obvious what kind of “a” that vowel sound is there. Here’s a clue: well-meaning people, both in person and in print, guess […]

All About the Zorgos Project

Please share with your networks! 3,000 Free Books for Oakland Parents Last fall, Oakland Parents Together (OPT) was the recipient of a generous donation of over 3,000 copies of The Bullying Antidote (Hazelden/Betty Ford Foundation) by Oakland authors Dr. Louise Hart and Kristen Caven. Bully Prevention through Positive Parenting Unlike other books on bullying, The Bullying Antidote […]

Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother –

In my novel, The Souls of Her Feet, the downtrodden protagonist’s life changes, as in every Cinderella story, when a Fairy Godmother appears in her life. But in this version, the “godmother” is also her real-life, legitimate godfather — the former best friend of her deceased parents. I chose to make this traditionally female character […]

Find me at BABF on Sunday!

Come find me on “Writers Row” at the Bay Area Book Festival on Sunday! I will be holding down the fort…and if there’s a wind, all of the leaflets and flyers at the California Writers Club booth right off of Shattuck Avenue, from 10 to 12 on Sunday, June 5th! I’ll have piles of The […]

By a Waterfall, a Pool, some Birds, and a Mermaid

I crossed this off my bucket list: choreographing a dance number with The DecoBelles historic dance troupe, famous for their waving beachballs, flying footwork and bright red lipstick smiles. The “water ballet.” was in honor of the unveiling of the new mural, “Birds of Lake Merritt,” by Cleo Villet of OMCA fame, which now grace the pool of the […]

SOULS May 4th at Laurel Bookstore

A book of mine is never truly launched until I’ve read at my neighborhood bookstore! Perfectly Revolting at Laurel (twice)! The Bullying Antidote  at Laurel The Reason She Left at Laurel’s “Local Literary Lights” event! Laurel Bookstore is no longer in my neighborhood; they’ve moved ‘up’ to downtown Oakland and have become the city’s new […]

On Creative Adaptation with Beth Barany

In Beth Barany’s weekly live #askaWritingCoach chat on BLAB, she interviewed me about adaptation of creative works into different media. It was great to have a chance to sit down and think through how many media The Souls of Her Feet has morphed through in its long development. (As the first in a trilogy!) Why, if I’d been […]

Host a SHOE SALON for Your Fab Friends!

Now scheduling readings through 2017 because…. There’s no business like SHOE BUSINESS! Host or attend a Souls of Her Feet SHOE SALON™ …featuring: An engaging reading of The Souls of Her Feet by the author Music from the soundtrack Books for every guest Champagne, chocolate… and YOU! Invite everyone to wear their favorite shoes, and be […]