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

Angel’s Trumpet
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Angel’s Trumpet

Thunder in the darkness before the day of reckoning Violent winds lash rain like hate speech Against every window, every screen After sunrise, a white blossom lies in the mud Frozen, tattered, spattered, silent Defiantly perfect. —Kristen Caven 1/20/17 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Dearest Readers, I am starting a Patreon … 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

By a Waterfall, a Pool, some Birds, and a Mermaid
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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 … Continue reading