Cali Gilbert


Cali Gilbert is an International bestselling author, award winning filmmaker and photographer. She has travelled the globe as a former figure skater and magazine publisher, and has contributed to the Huffington Post. With an extensive background in event management, Cali assisted the Canadian Olympic Committee at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and most recently served as an Event Ambassador for the 34th America’s Cup sailing regatta in San Francisco.

Cali is an accomplished photographer, whose work has been showcased in galleries across the United States. As the creator of the IT’S SIMPLY book series, Cali has published several bestselling books of her own and now serves other writers through her imprint, Serendipity Publishing House.

As Founder & CEO of Tower 15 Productions, Cali supports other creatives through education and collaboration in the areas of publishing, photography and filmmaking. Cali splits her time between Los Angeles and San Diego, California where she enjoys serving her community, especially women in transition and youth programs. To learn more, visit

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I don't really have a set schedule when it comes to writing. I write whenever inspired, and that can come at any moment's notice. I have realized that my inspiration grows whenever I'm around water, so I usually go to the beach whenever I want to connect with my Muse.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't say I remember the FIRST story I ever read, but I do remember which story had the greatest impact. It was the book, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. A friend recommended the book back in the early 1990s and I feel that book set the stage for my transformational journey.
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Cali Gilbert's personal story of transformation from homelessness to success.
Cali Gilbert's collection of educational books in filmmaking.
It's Simply Filmmaking
Price: $9.99 USD.


Shuffling the Tides
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 27,320. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
A love story and secret conspiracy around the sinking of Titanic
Series: Memoirs. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 38,230. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Over the last decade, Cali Gilbert has transformed her life from homelessness to success. Today she shares how she manifested the life of her dreams, and continues to do so even during a global pandemic, via guidance from within and simple tools she's implemented into her daily life. Learn how you too can create your ideal life regardless of circumstance.
Series: Memoirs. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 41,590. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Book Two in Cali Gilbert's Memoir Series. A personal story of transformation from homelessness to success.
Timing The Tides
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 38,200. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
What if you were given a second chance at life and love? For Lily Taylor and David James, a chance encounter in 2012 brings about memories and feelings first experienced a century earlier. Could they possibly have crossed paths aboard the fated RMS Titanic?
It's Simply Filmmaking
Series: FILM. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
The ultimate guide for the aspiring and emerging female filmmaker. Includes interviews with prominent filmmakers (screenwriters, producers, directors, cinematographers, composers, editors and actors. Plus glossary of terms, listing of film festivals, resource section of important filmmaking links. First of a 7-book FILM series.
It's Simply Publishing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Step by Step Guide to Writing, Marketing & Publishing Your First Book
It's Simply Serendipity: Four Steps to Manifesting a Life of Bliss
Series: Memoirs. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 39,800. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Transformational tale of a young woman who loses everything in the span of 12 months only to discover her purpose and authentic self. Discover the lessons learned in this journey from homelessness to thriving artist. Cali Gilbert reveals the four-step formula she used to create the life of her dreams.