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Writing is one of the hardest and most rewarding things I've ever done -- well, that and motherhood-- yet I can't stop diving into it (and motherhood is sort of a forever type of thing, so I dove into that pool for a long swim).

I live in sunny Northern California. I'm a freelance writer and copywriter. And along with doodling down ideas and dialogue for middle-grade fiction, short stories, and articles, I love vintage clothing...both wearing and selling it.

You can see my vintage goodness at my Etsy shop. Contact me via e-mail if you'd like: hjspiva (at) gmail (dot) com.

I also have a blog for that, too!

Published Writings - Click on the links to see more about each work.

Contributor, Miracles and the Unexplainable, October 2022
Contributor, Miracles Do Happen; Guideposts, Summer 2019
Contributor, Jesus Talked with Me Today James BellJuly 2016
Downtown -- Sacramento Poetry Center; Poetry Now, Spring 2018
Regular Contributor, the Society Letters, 2015- 2017
Better with Boys, Mamalode, May 2015 
Jazz Music at Night, Mamalode, April 2015
Harvesting the Oranges Before Spring, Mamalode, March 2015
The Puzzle Masterchildren's / middle-grade book, via Amazon Kindle, February 2012 / Second Edition, March 2021 

**Engrossing story, with engaging characters. This novel could stand beside Bridge to Terabithia in a classroom -- it's that good.- Goodreads Review**

Cup of Comfort for Christian Women, Anthology, Test of Tithe: Colleen Sell, anth. editor, 2011
Bad Austen: The Worst Stories Jane Never Wrote, Anthology, Two-Time and Twilight, 2011
Faith and FAMILY: A Devotional Pathway for Families, Devotion, 2011
Home Is Where The Art Is, Sacramento Parent Magazine, July 2011

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