After throwing a virtual birthday party on Zoom, I wrote about weird ways to stay virtually connected in this strange new world for OK Whatever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKONgfNONU All I wanna do is a Zoom Zoom Zoom Read About Physically-Distanced Connecting
The Black Monarch Hotel recently posted my son Harry's depiction of Forever Kitty: a dead kitten preserved in glass like a macabre snow globe. Here's how he fell in love with the lifeless feline. First, a little cultural context for the horrified grandparents in the room. Modern children's books and TV shows have exhibited a … Continue reading A little story about my son’s love affair with a dead kitten
On release day for Easy Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder, Westword effortlessly captured the essence of my love letter to Colorado and all its strange and beautiful places. Patty Calhoun interviewed me about the messy business of travel writing, as well as my travel book's interesting- and poignantly-timed release in the midst of a … Continue reading Book Launch + Westword!
Have you ever wanted to see what your favorite song would look like as a painting--without the use of psychedelic drugs? I'm so proud to unveil a bite-sized synesthesia explainer and class that I created for OK Whatever; it simply involves listening to music! Report back to me with your success rate. It's a great time … Continue reading Can You Recreate Synesthesia With Music?
I was thrilled to give Colorado Public Radio a tour of the haunted brothel I do publicity for, the Black Monarch Hotel. I took them through all of our serial killer themed rooms, pointed out all the little architectural flourishes that give the Victorian gothic hotel its opium den vibes, and I even took them … Continue reading This Haunted Hotel In Victor, Colorado Is Like A Real-Life Spooky ‘Disneyland Ride’
Ahem. Excuse me while I first-time-author all over you. My book is available for pre-order in all major booksellers, and I have no chill about it! None! My first published book will be released via Countryman Press/W.W. Norton on May 19. I used my lifetime experience as a Colorado native to curate quick escapes from … Continue reading Now Available for Pre-Order: Easy Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder – Short Breaks in Colorado (Weekend Walks)
Mon, Feb 24, 2020, – Fri, Feb 28, 2020 At the Black Monarch Hotel in the ghost town of Victor, Colorado Fans of Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe know that isolation can lead to writing epiphanies...if the writer doesn’t go mad, that is. “One of the U.S.’s most haunted hotels” (The Metro UK), the … Continue reading The Haunted Writer’s Retreat at the Black Monarch Hotel
I love how Suspect Press is supporting the underground literary scene in Denver, and it made sense for my edgier work, a very visceral excerpt from Glory Guitars, to debut there. I was thrilled to be featured alongside Mar Williams, Charly Fasano, Merhia Wiese, Sarah Gilstrap and other bad-asses. I was also thrilled at the … Continue reading “Bathroom Graffiti Beau” in Suspect Press
“I wasn’t really attracted to Cameron Starling, I just wanted to try him like a drug.” Check out an excerpt from Glory Guitars, my memoir about being a teen degenerate in the ’90s, in the latest issue of Suspect Press. Read the Excerpt
Some moments aren't our proudest ones; as a 35-year-old mother of two, I found myself getting altogether too huffy at the online quiz results of a young adult novel website. But instead of brushing away the immaturity, I decided it was more hilarious, and potentially enlightening, to see why this online quiz was making me … Continue reading Up on Syfy: Does Being a Slytherin Make Me a Bad Person?