Thanks for stopping by. Please scroll down and click around. In the meantime, here are a few things about me: I'm a writer, a mom, and a huge fan of pit bulls. I'm a writer because I write books (some for grown ups, some for kids) and articles (mostly for grown ups), but also because writing is the lens through which I see the world. I caught the writing bug from Shel Silverstein when I was 7 years old, and I've never looked back. I'm a mom. I've got three funny, creative, smart, curious kids--a son in high school, a daughter in middle school, and another son still in grade school. (That picture's a little dated.) I love them to pieces. I'm a pit bull fanatic. I love all dogs, but pit bulls have my heart. Too many people still … Read More about Hello!
“Broke is [Rivadeneira’s] story of how God used loss as a way of drawing her into deeper relationship with Him. At times both hilarious and heartbreaking, it is an important book for anyone who ever mistook making a good living for God’s abundant life.”
“In the vein of Ann Voskamp and Sarah Young, Rivadeneira (Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms) offers a devotional perspective on financial desperation in the suburbs. Balancing between mystical mirth and spiritualized snark, she reflects on her skepticism about God’s trustworthiness and interweaves life stories of misfortune and small miracles to help readers find God and also ‘find him good.’ A sterling storyteller, Rivadeneira spins a narrative of finding benediction and a benevolent God amidst economic trial.”
“Only Caryn Rivadeneira could weave a tale of financial desperation into a page-turner. I didn’t want to put it down at night. You will discover life and light in these beautifully written pages.”