Can You Recreate Synesthesia With Music?

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?

Now Available for Pre-Order: Easy Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder – Short Breaks in Colorado (Weekend Walks)

Ahem. Excuse me while I first-time-author all over you. My book has a pre-order link and it feels real for the first time and I have no chill about it! None! My first published book will be released via Countryman Press/W.W. Norton in May. It mines the Gold Rush madness of Colorado for quick, interesting … Continue reading Now Available for Pre-Order: Easy Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder – Short Breaks in Colorado (Weekend Walks)

The Haunted Writer’s Retreat at the Black Monarch Hotel

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

“Bathroom Graffiti Beau” in Suspect Press

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

Up on Syfy: Does Being a Slytherin Make Me a Bad Person?

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?

The Colorado Weekender

Great citizens of the Queen City of the Plains: I’ve been commissioned by a New York publisher, Countryman Press (a division of W.W. Norton), to write a guide to Colorado weekend getaways, expected to come out in Spring of 2020. They want a quick guide packed with opinionated, insider tidbits on the best places to go … Continue reading The Colorado Weekender

The Music District Residency

I spent a glorious five days exploring my synesthesia at the Fort Collins music incubator The Music District. Typically their artists-in-residency are musicians, but since my teenage memoirs feature a lot of music writing, I got in on a technicality. It was the first time in over five years I've sat in a room alone, … Continue reading The Music District Residency