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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Rockin’ October…

October has been a busy, super-creative, and delicious month this year! The themes are BOOKS, BAKED GOODS, and VIDEOS… I’ve been: Booksigning & Buy-the-Book Month for The Bullying Antidote… Doin’ Zumba Polka at Dimond’s Oaktoberfest… Rooting for the Athletics with a Walk-off Pie viral video… Enjoying books with pies & cakes at CWC’s LitCake… …and … Continue reading

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Have a slice of LitCake!

This summer I won a great honor… first place in the California Writers Club’s annual literary dessert contest!

The cake I made was a collaborative effort with my family; we’d made it once before for a baking contest for the teen program at Chabot Science Center. The cake represented HAL 9000, the passive-aggressive supercomputer from the Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001… and since it was powered by technology (an iPod spouting lines from the movie), it drowned out all the other cakes with its awesomeness. Continue reading

A “Bay Area Bloomer”
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A “Bay Area Bloomer”

Though I’m actually an original GenX-er, I got to be an honorary baby boomer in The Monthly  in October. The quotations sounded somewhat intelligent, so I excerpted them here… with illustrations! “Cartooning is actually theater that hasn’t happened on stage yet,” says Caven. “I love the written word and language. Cartoons are like little idea containers.” … Continue reading

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September Cobbler

Volume Ten • September, 2013 “You can stop looking now. If you are looking for the definitive book on bullying, you have found it…” Our long-awaited bullying book hit the bookshelves this summer! We spoke to Kristen’s writers club on Father’s Day, affirming the importance of warm-hearted fathering and sharing some stories about our path to publication. In July, we launched the … Continue reading


Yo, Johnnies!

Did you see my picture in The College? Hmm, which book to choose? One reviewer says this about The Reason She Left: “Current or former students of St. John’s College – the “Great Books School” – will especially enjoy this book, with it’s knowing references to the curriculum…The author has a open-minded, alternative way of … Continue reading

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Laurel Bookstore – Tuesday, July 9th

Our first bookstore appearance is next Tuesday at Laurel Books! We can’t wait to show everyone around the book and start talking about our “unified field theory” of bullying. ———— In this timely book on how positive parenting can immunize children from the bullying dynamic, leading self-esteem educator Louise Hart Ed.D. and her daughter, author Kristen Caven, … Continue reading

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See you Sunday! Julia Flynn Siler on the Last Hawaiian Queen

Originally posted on California Writers Club — Berkeley Branch:
Julia Flynn Siler with Kristen Caven at the Lost Kingdom book launch We are looking forward to this Sunday’s meeting! Julia Flynn Siler is a prize-winning author and journalist. Grove/Atlantic published Lost Kingdom in early 2013. Her first book was The New York Times bestseller, The House of Mondavi. As a veteran correspondent for…