"I wonder if everyone has a tragic doppelgänger story," poet G.M. Palmer* said in reaction to my recent essay. "I know I do." He proceeded to tell me a tale that echoed my experience of the surreal, then tragic feeling of finding and tragically losing a real life double. It thrilled me to think I … Continue reading My Tragic Doppelgänger Story
I'm a lover. I love meeting new people, and I love exchanging a passionate discourse. Whenever I meet a kindly new stranger, it's so exciting to me that I feel this burning desire to share the love with my platform. That's why I'm sharing with you today, dear readers. God yes, John. I wanna. Roses … Continue reading From the Mailbag!
When Tyler Jacobson and Michael Trundle first met at Paris on the Platte, Denver's goth cafe, they spent hours exalting music and ridiculing the world around them. It only made sense that they would become DJs and that their first project together, Lipgloss, was a vibrant misfit in the Denver club scene. Naming it after … Continue reading Indie As Fuck – How an Unconventional Club Night Called Lipgloss Became America’s Longest Running Underground Dance Party
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 in all major booksellers, and I have no chill about it! None! My first published book was released via Countryman Press/W.W. Norton on May 19, 2020. I used my lifetime experience as a Colorado native to curate quick escapes from the city. … Continue reading Now Available: 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?