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An Artist's Life:

I’m a huge proponent of leaving all my gifts on the field, and I do my best to live that kind of creative life. As an author, writer, musician and fine artist, I try to engage in all of the things I have to share—to not choose between them, but to get my hands and heart into all of them.  I’ve learned that this kind of Artist’s life brings—for me—full engagement, happiness and an at-ease-in-my-soul kind of life.   

Feel free to search my books for heart-warming and sensual fiction, inspirational writings on artistry, motivation, stress-free money choices, marriage and relationship tips, and tons of happy-life, creative living skills.  Lots of quick inspiration on my blog pages, too.  Or, reach out to me to share your own creative path.




JoAnneh Nagler is the author of four books, including the newly published short story collection Stay with Me, Wisconsin (Coyote Point Press), available on Amazon and on all other platforms.  Her nonfiction books include Naked Marriage (Skyhorse Publishing); How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass (W.W. Norton); and The Debt-Free Spending Plan (HarperCollins), two of which were Amazon Top-100 titles.  Her books have been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, LiveStrong Magazine and many more media outlets.  Recently awarded the National League of PEN Women Achiever Award (2020), she wrote and directed the play Ruby and George in Love (Sonoma Arts Live Theatre Company), and composed two singer-songwriter albums, I Burn and Enraptured, available in all outlets.  Her stories have appeared in the literary journals New Haven Review, Glimmer Train, Mobius, You Might Need to Hear This and Gold Man Review.  She is a founding member of The Pacific Coast Writer’s Collective, and has just completed her first novel, Key West.