Catherine Cruzan

A New Realm of Fantasy

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A Writer’s Journey – Catherine Cruzan – Part 3

My author friend, Sophia Ann Montoya, continues our discussion about writing–what goes into it, what a writer should be focused on as they hone their craft, and some basic elements to improving as a writer in general.

Me_cut2b-HANDSShe likes to blend these types of interviews with a mosaic of her subject’s interests and adventures, because it broadens the palette and makes it more interesting.  For this segment, she chose one of my dance photos, when I was a member in a troupe called Rasa Shakti.  We blended American bellydance, classical Indian, Flamenco and tribal style dance with modern and world fusion music.  It was definitely a fun time in my life.  I still count my Rasa Shakti ladies amongst the best of my friends.

Visit Sophia’s website for Part 3 of our discussion about A Writer’s Journey:


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Labyrinth of Jareth 2013


Cat & Jan at Labyrinth of Jareth in Los Angeles, CA

A Masquerade for the Holiday Weekend


Yes, I can balance a sword on my head.

It was a fun time with my friend, Jannah, as my date for the evening at the 16th annual Labyrinth of Jareth masquerade ball in Los Angeles.  (Thank you, Barry, for letting me borrow your wife for a fun girl’s night out.)

You can’t really see how pretty the wings are in the pictures, or the fact that my bustle was all lit up with LEDs.  But trust me, they were!

Also, a huge thank you to Cynthia and Mark, and the rest of the dancers and musicians of Seraphim Mora Dance Troupe for the guest tickets.  We really enjoyed the show!  Let me know if you ever want me back on stage with you.  It would be my pleasure.  I love doing shows with you guys!  =)

And one more thank you to Donovan, Ed Lee and friends for the fabulous drum circle.  It was great getting to jump in on your set at the end of the evening to have some fun.  We enjoyed dancing to your beats.  It must have been good, because some really nice party-goers gave me and Jan each a beautiful white rose as a thank you for sharing our tribal style moves.

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