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…


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


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 – Dance 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


Monthly: presided over CWC meetings.
12/31 – New Year’s Eve Happy Dance with KRS-10
12/17 – Hosted CWC Holiday Open Mic
11/16 – Hosted Writing Retreat @ Rancho Deluxe
11/5 – “How to Give Out Zorgos Awards” on ACES Too High
img_418310/15 ZORGOS DAY! Completion celebration & awards ceremony for The Zorgos Project
October – Choreographed “My Shot” for Hurricane Maria fundraiser
8/17 – ROAD TRIP – featured storyteller at Storyslam Oakland
8/13 – The Power of Zorgos at Oakland Natives Give Back Attend & Achieve Rally – final book giveaway!
8/9 – Kristen Caven’s Creative Convivium!
7/4 – “I am Woman, Hear Me [redacted]” essay published in  11/9: The Fall of American Democracy
7/23 – Received Jack London Award
3 times: With a Flourish, introductory class for The Flourishing Artist.
June: Began teaching Zumba at Rossmoor
6/18 – Elected president of California Writer Club Berkeley Branch after OBF
6/17 – Fiction Author Panel at Barnes & Noble, Emeryville
6/1 – “The Future’s So Bright” personal essay published in anthology for parents of ADHD kids, We Are In This Together.
5/5 – Hosted Momedy Hour open mic at the Bellevue Club
5/19 – Mini-Zumbathon at Oakland Tech
5/27 – CWC Political Authors at Laurel Bookstore
Joined Bay Area Generations board
 4/7 – The Spiritual Side of ADHD and Hoarding published in ADDitude Magazine online.
4/8 – Received certificate in applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center
4/13 – Writing Retreat @ Rancho Deluxe
4/22 – Read Ted’s Tender Trophy at Full of Crow: The Spring Murder
4/29 – Pilot program for The Flourishing Artist
cover2April: Life in the Fast Brain discontinued on ADDitude Mag; reprints to Awesomeness Development & Happiness Directive
1/24: YES Conference, SF, presenter, “Homemade Hybrid”

And Before That….

Scenes from the archives…