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
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?
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
From the memoirs of a teenage degenerate: CHAPTER 2: BATHROOM GRAFFITI BEAU Soundtrack: “London Dungeon” by the Misfits If you’re the wrong kind of guy, the best kind of marketing to attract the bad kind of girl is having your name scrawled in bathroom graffiti. When I was 16, Tana, Dar and I went to … Continue reading Glory Guitars: Memoirs of a Teen Degenerate
Silence is a sounding thing, to one who listens hungrily. ~Gwendolyn Bennett Tintabula is a story of sensory delight and overstimulation, exploring the moment when rapture turns to derangement. A modern Alice in Wonderland for the neurodivergent set, the novel follows a young woman with Sensory Processing Disorder on her odyssey through the dream world, navigating the twists and … Continue reading Tintabula, a bedtime novel