Un Affare da Ricordare… (An Affair to Remember)
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Un Affare da Ricordare… (An Affair to Remember)

I  don’t know what was more heart stopping—the weird adventure that inspired me, the dangerous feeling of discovering new literary territory, or finding the nerve to read something “a-spicy” to an audience…. but altogether, bringing Carla White’s hot supernatural romance to life through Cosima was like stepping into an alternate universe. The “Afternoon at the Caffe Florian” Carnevale … Continue reading

All About the Zorgos Project
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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 … Continue reading

Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother –
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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

On Creative Adaptation with Beth Barany
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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 … Continue reading

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What I Did For National Bullying Month

It’s been a busy October! I started a little job as Site Lead at an elementary school for the NoBully program. After having written about out-of-the-box Bully Prevention Programs (Chapter 6 of TBA), it is interesting to be involved in one! NoBully succeeds by building empathy…a key component of Zorgos! (More on this later.) But there … Continue reading