Erin K. Barnes is a writer living in Denver with her Velvet Elvis painting, husband, 20,000 vintage dresses, daughter, son, twenty packages of backup coffee so she will never ever run out, and a really old dog, in no particular order.

In between writing books, she makes a living by providing PR and content for things that thrill her: Illegal Pete’s burritos, and the haunted brothel-turned boutique hotel, The Black Monarch.

She is the author of Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder, a travel book that mines the Gold Rush madness of Colorado, published by Norton imprint Countryman Press in May of 2020. She has more two books (a speculative fiction novel and a memoir) seeking publishing homes via her agent, Nat Kimber at the Rights Factory.

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