Things I’ve Done

I began keeping a log of my writerly career in the early ‘ots… and set myself the goal in 2010 to write a book AND reach into at least one new creative space each year. Thus far…


6/20 – 20/20/20/20 Book Launch: produced & hosted 20+ authors, 20+ books for the CWC-BB

6/1 – Published The Wind In Our Sails, essays on running a writers club for 3 years.

5/22 – Fantasy Prom Playshop based on The Souls of Her Feet


1/15-3/15: Completed serialization of Ten Days Ten Pounds on Facebook & Wattpad

2/16 San Francisco Writers Conference PANEL: “Book Written, Conference Attended, Notes Taken…Now What? ”

3/5 Moderated AWP Off Site PANEL: “How to be Human


1/19 – Song collaboration with DeVante Winn, SF Conservatory “Bedside Manner”

2/9 – Choreo/Taught “Around the World in Eighty Minutes” Dance Playshop

2/13 – Began serializing my forthcoming memoir, Ten Days, Ten Pounds on Wattpad

3/10 – Co-founded Wolf Pack Writers Action Group

4/24 – 250px-sunrise_movement_logoDance instigator for Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Town Hall

5/23 – Quoted in Me, Inc. by Jane Harkness on

5/27- Read Invocation poem at Bay Area Generations, San Francisco

6/15 – 4th edition of The Souls of Her Feet celebrated at the CWC Member Book Launch, Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland

7/7 – Foot of the Rockies Shoe Salon in Boulder, Colorado

8/21 – Shoe Salon with Ladies who Lit at The Bellevue Club, Oakland

8/31 – Zumbathon for Peace – Oakland Peace Center

9/21 – Bathing Beauties Beach Boardwalk Redux AND NCIBA fall discovery book show

DD flyer10/6 “The Dirndl Diaspora” cold table read at Oaktoberfest

10/12 – Indie Author Day at Dublin Library

10/19 Reading at LitCrawl SF with Authors Large & Small

11/01-11/30 – NaNoWriMo – writing first draft of Mirror, Imag(in)e everywhere




Throughout 2018 – co-produced a monthly writer’s speaker series for the California Writers Club; also wrote a monthly column entitled “The Wind in Our Sails.”

1/2 – Interview with The Flourishing Center Founder Emiliya Zhivotovskaya on The Flourishing Center Podcast on Live Happy!

1/7 – “The Fountain of You” Keynote for the first Wellness Week at The Bellevue Club.

1/21 – Hosted a post-Women’s March Reading of  11/9: The Fall of American Democracy featuring “I am Woman, Hear Me [redacted]” essay + Zumba demo

1/28 Hosted Museday Writing Retreat


2/25 – “Black Music Matters” Dance Playshop


3/25 – “This changed my life” —Oprah learns about ACEs and Trauma-informed care on ACEs Connection


4/18 – “Imagine: The EcoBellevue” – Wellness Wednesday lecture

4/20 – “Socialites and Antisocial Clubs” – featured speaker at first Members on the Mic


5/7 – “Birthdays and Borders” published on Fred’s Blog travel magazine


saturation salon image6/15 – Members on the Mic at The Bellevue Club: first reading of Ten Days, Ten Pounds.

6/17 – Read The Vesuvian Affair at Laurel Bookstore’s book launch for The California Writers Club


7/7 “Saturation“ reading at the Colonica Il Palmerino in Florence, Italy: Ten Days, Ten Pounds.


8/10 “The Women Workout” choreography & performance; hosted The Women at The Bellevue Club


9/21 Organized Peace Day reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Frank Ogawa Plaza.

9/28 “Roll Out the Barrel” ~ Polka instigator at Oakland’s Oaktoberfest


10/23 “The Kiss” ~ Featured reader at Dirty Old Women literary salon


And Before That….

Scenes from the archives…