The Page a Day Writers Group

Michelle Zive

Michelle Murphy Zive discovered writing fifteen years ago when she knocked on the Ink Spot’s door (formerly known as The Writing Center).  There she was greeted by Judy Reeves, an old friend of her parents during their wild Pacific Beach days. Propelled by the desire to find a career that would allow her to stay home and not drive, seeing Judy Reeves she believed in fate that day.

Zive started to write with the Thursday Night Writers’ Group. Regardless of the topic given, Zive found herself writing about her father.  The Thursday writing group was the best therapy for five dollars money could buy, and that’s where Zive’s love for writing started.

Zive was a finalist in the San Diego Book Awards for MY LIFE AS MADAME BOVARY as an unpublished novel.  She has won awards from Amelia Literary Magazine and Musing for her short fiction. Zive has also been published in a few local anthologies. Zive has written for San Diego Family Magazine, San Diego Magazine, The Reader and Ranch and Coast. A registered dietitian by day, she’s published a parenting book, “You CAN Lose Your Baby Fat: New Rules to Protect Kids from Obesity” (, based on her twenty years as a research dietitian and as a parent.

Zive has stopped writing about her father and now writes about her kids.  She is the mother of two girls (ages 20 and 17) and a boy (age 6).  Her memoir, HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO: A MOTHER’S STORY, is about her breakdown over her oldest daughter going off to college. Jack, her son, is trying to finagle a memoir about him, and is constantly feeding her ideas.

Read her blog at

Contact her at


1 Response to "Michelle Zive"

Hurray, it’s you! Glad to see your name as one of the Page-a-dayers!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Who are we?

The Page a Day Writers Group is a diverse collection of wonderful writers based in San Diego, CA. We've been meeting monthly since 2004. Our primary function is in-depth writing critique, marketing and brainstorming, but there's usually some wine, chocolate and ribaldry involved too. We write fantasy, humor, literary fiction, nonfiction, romance, thrillers and YA. Join us on our journeys to publication and the wonderland beyond!


%d bloggers like this: