One of those days with 5 costume changes and 4 personalities in 3 cities doing 2 things at 1ce.
This interview with Cristina Deptula of Authors, Large and Small appeared today on Medium: What about the Cinderella story resonates with you? Why did you rewrite it? Cinderella has this mysterious hold on the psyche. We resent its messages but on the other hand we adore them. It’s a story about ascendancy from a low […]
I have been focused on two things, lately: The re-launch of my book, The Souls of Her Feet as the first edition of the Fairytale Reality Project, and Every Man, Woman and Child, a world party focused on teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through music. What on earth do these two things have to […]
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 […]
A book of mine is never truly launched until I’ve read at my neighborhood bookstore! Perfectly Revolting at Laurel (twice)! The Bullying Antidote at Laurel The Reason She Left at Laurel’s “Local Literary Lights” event! Laurel Bookstore is no longer in my neighborhood; they’ve moved ‘up’ to downtown Oakland and have become the city’s new […]
I almost forgot to post… about my party TOMORROW, March 19th, at SoleSpace on Grand Avenue! This will be my second The Souls of Her Feet SHOE SALON™ and hopefully not my last! I will also be reading around brunchtime at Liminal Space with a bunch of other cool writers. Come on out and play!
In Beth Barany’s weekly live #askaWritingCoach chat on BLAB, she interviewed me about adaptation of creative works into different media. It was great to have a chance to sit down and think through how many media The Souls of Her Feet has morphed through in its long development. (As the first in a trilogy!) Why, if I’d been […]
Now scheduling readings through 2017 because…. There’s no business like SHOE BUSINESS! Host or attend a Souls of Her Feet SHOE SALON™ …featuring: An engaging reading of The Souls of Her Feet by the author Music from the soundtrack Books for every guest Champagne, chocolate… and YOU! Invite everyone to wear their favorite shoes, and be […]
I’m re-reading The Souls of Her Feet because it’s coming out soon with a new publisher—and I came across this passage: I cried that night, realizing I would probably never get what I really wanted, ever again. I strengthened myself, thinking of all the people in the world who would never get what they wanted. […]
There is no describing my experience reading at The Literary Foolery Cabaret in San Francisco…I must show it!
Scene from The Souls of Her Feet book launch at Simply Green Day Spa. After all those months and years of working with the story, to hear someone else holding everyone in suspense was a unique and unexpected triumph. I found myself giggling inappropriately during the sad part….