The Flourishing Artist LAUNCH!

This summer, I am thrilled to present a new creative effort that goes to another level. It’s not theater, it’s not literature, it’s not a performance: it’s YOU. I woke up one morning and realized the people who are most attracted to my literary works and death-defying creative efforts are the coolest people in the world. […]

On Mack Trucks and Magical Thinking

It’s Earth Day 2017 and I’m not marching; I’m meditating. As President Twit and his handlers summarily and systematically dismantle decades of incremental progress forward, we have all been struck with a feeling of violent unreality. It’s been like being hit, in slow motion, by a Mack Truck. And I know, because that happened to me. […]

Join me for “Momedy Hour!” 5/5/17 

Motherhood elevates us to the loftiest heights… …And sinks us to depths we never imagined.  I’ve been wanting to host a comedy hour for moms to share their stories since I was schlepping toddlers around like so many sacks of sentient, happy-mouthed, farting potatoes. My friends and I would crack each other up on those life-saving […]

A Foolish, Fun, Flourishing April

Spring has definitely arrived… And the seeds that have been growing all winter are ready to burst bloom! In two weeks I’ll graduate from my certificate program, and to celebrate I’m diving back into my artistic life with a splash or two. I hope you can join me for some of these spring happenings, many […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Volcanic Romance…erupts!

Remember the Perfectly Revolting Tea Party? Remember the Souls of Her Feet Shoe Salon? Well, my next book launch will also go down in herstory! The Vesuvian Affair by international woman of mystery Cosima Zanardi (as told to me, Kristen Caven), takes place at Carnevale in Venice, and the unveiling will take place in a […]

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. […]

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 […]