And Before That…

2012

wings cover tilt9/16 – Re-released On the Wings of Self-Esteem (Uplift Press) — with author credit!

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7/30 – Wrote new lyrics to the Olympic Theme.

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6/15 – Became Membership Chair for the California Writers Club.

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5/30 – Launched Fairy Tale Reality site
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4/30 – Started publishing The Souls of Her Feet blook.

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2/17 – Volunteered for the San Francisco Writers Conference.

ss_cover 4in. 722/14 – “Released” Sammy Sperm’s Guide to Safe Sex

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1/28 – ANMT workshop at the Alcove Theater in San Francisco. Learned how not to present a scene from a musical.

2011

11/20 – opened for Karen Joy Fowler with The Reason She Left at the California Writers’ Club meeting.
11/27 – Tabled at the Rock Paper Scissors East Bay ‘Zine Fest with creative Kristi Holohan at 924 Gilman, where Green Day put in their 10,000 hours.
11/1 – Wrote new lyrics for St. John’s College fight song.

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10/21 – Letter to the Editor about #Occupy, Oakland Tribune

10/20 – Assertiveness and Self-Esteem Workshop with Louise Hart at Mills College

10/19 – Launched Little Old Legacies blogTRSL_cover.jpg

10/15 – article about me and my mom in the Montclarion and other Hills newspapers

10/1 – The Reason She Left book launch on the fringe of Litquake! Presented at “Local Literary Lights” in the Laurelsponsored by Laurel Bookstore at Fruitvale Presbyterian Church; partied afterwards at Isotope Comics Lounge, SF.

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9/24 – Hosted Mills Reunion Writer’s Café – Mills Tea Shop

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July issue of The MonthlyThe Comeback Cartoonist interview with Kristen by Paul Kilduff

June/July issue of Natural Solutions Magazine: Beauty at Every Age  article by Kristen

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6/25 – Finished the book trailer for Perfectly Revolting just before heading to the east coast…

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5/4-6/4 – Goodreads Book Giveaway for Perfectly Revolting

– Ten lucky people (of 765 requested) got a free book!  Details.

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5/13 – Nominated for not one but TWO Oakland Indie Awards! (Categories: “Oakland Soul” and “Pillar.”) Flattered!

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3/31 – “Beyond the Nuclear Option” guest blog for Louise Hart’s newsletter

3/2 – Read to kids on Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Little Pig’s Busy Day for 2/3rd graders. Selections from The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough to 5th graders.

3/1 –The Best of Oakland guest blog on the Oakland Tribune’s Education Report

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2/6 – Taught Family dance class at Bret Harte Middle School  cancelled

2010

12/23 – Ballet cartoon appears (cover) in Bend issue of Rudolf’s Diner.
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12/12 – Dimond Winterfest, Oakland, CA
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11/4 – Performed Hymn to Asphaltia at Heart of the Muse, Alameda, CA
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10/24 – Taught Ten Teens to Tango (Mother/Son dance class) at Dimond Rec Center: social dance in five easy steps… in no time at all!
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9/25 – 10/19 – Planet of Slow Learners appeared in All College Art Show at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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10/3 – Writer’s Salon and Strike Exhibit reception speech at the Mills Reunion

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6/11 – Book signing for Perfectly Revolting at A Great Good Place for Books

6/4 – ‘Revolting’ Cartoonist to Sign Books in Montclair by Taylor Maurand, featured in the Montclarion, San Jose Mercury News, and the Marin Independent Journal. (About the Caven maven problem.)

"Perfectly delightful." "

“Perfectly delightful.”

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5/28 – Book signing at Laurel Bookstore. (Yes, I had two.)
5/27 – Book signings at Dimond Curves AND Laurel Bookstore.
5/18 – Author Event at California Writers Club Berkeley Branch meeting. “Opened” for Ransom Stephens, author of The God PatentRead review.
5/4 – Book Launch at Launch of 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Mills Student Strike at Mills College Student Union.5/1 – 5/31 Perfectly Revolting special edition available on Amazon.com
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4/29 Book signing at Mills College Bookstore

4/25 Performed “Joaquin Miller (went walkin’)” at Friends of Joaquin Miller Park inaugural gathering.
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3/14 Publicity kick-off for Perfectly Revolting. A fabulous tea party with “dramatic cartoon readings” at Mills College. (See photo/essay here)* * *
2/10 Drop Everything And Read day at Sequoia Elementary School in Oakland. Read the unfolding story of Little Pig’s Busy Day with the help of kindergarteners and 2nd graders. (See photo/news here).

2009

3/1 “Couch Reading” of The Souls of Her Feet on a rainy Sunday in a gorgeous Oakland living room. Read about it here.

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8/4 Staged reading of The Souls of Her Feet at Playwright’s Horizons in NYC

Collaborated with Louise Hart on new book proposal

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4/1 The Lady in Red published in The Sophisticate (view article)

2007

12/1 Atomic Comic published in ROCK issue of Rudolf’s Diner.

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9/1 Five Furry Friends essay published in FIVE issue of of Rudolf’s Diner.

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7/18 Deconstructing the Deco Diet Lecture  for the Art Deco Society at Hotel Rex in SF

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5/5 Performed Joaquin Miller (went Walkin’) at Joaquin Miller Park

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3/27 Homemade Hybrid-The 10-Second Rule on Celsias.org

2006 

cover12/1 Myth America published in FACE issue of Rudolf’s Diner

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11/14 Deconstructing the Deco Diet” – lecture for Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach (see below)

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10/1 Deconstructing the Deco Diet published in TABLE issue of Rudolf’s Diner

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7/31 Performed Joaquin Miller (went Walkin’) at Woodminister Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park

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6/21 Debuted Joaquin Miller (went Walkin’) at first annual Dimond Celebration, Oakland, CA

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4/1 Deconstructing the Deco Diet article published in The Sophisticate (see below)

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Quarterfinalist in the 2006 in the Writer’s Network screenplay & fiction competition.

|belly Attachments:  Deco Diet.pdf  Miami Herald.pdf

2005 

10/9 “Building Child-Friendly Communities” lecture at NAEYC Conference, San Mateo

2004

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