Mary Poppins and my right to VOTE

Mary Poppins and my right to VOTE

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 in Essay | 2 Comments

I’ve decided to take November off from blogging, social media, and newsletters.  I’ll be challenging myself and participating in National Novel Writing Month.  The general idea is 50,000 new words on a novel by the end of the month.  I am an uber slow writer, so this seems insanely difficult and unattainable to me—but I […]

Book Review-Arts & Numbers by Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 in Review | No Comments

I did a bit of extra writing for the Whispering Prairie Press newsletter this month. I’d read Luttrull’s book and found it extremely helpful, so WPP decided to include my review in this month’s newsletter. You sold your first piece of work! Hooray! Congratulations! Celebrate that check, because it is a major moment of creative […]

KC Writes Interview-Angela Cervantes

KC Writes Interview-Angela Cervantes

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

For this month’s KC Writes interview, I put on my Managing Editor hat and put away my podcast recorder to speak with Angela Cervantes.  Angela is a middle grade writer based in Kansas City; we met at the Missouri Writers Guild Convention in March of this year.  I sat in the audience during her presentation, […]

KC Writes Interview-Annie Raab

KC Writes Interview-Annie Raab

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

This week I sat down with Annie Raab as part of the KC Writes Interview series. I know Annie from her fiction writing, but Raab is best known in Kansas City as an art critic at The Pitch and as the Senior Prose Editor for Kansas City Voices magazine. We had a great chat in […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Pasadena

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Pasadena

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

I went to L.A. for love. It’s where my dog-boyfriend, Wally, lives. This is Wally, as you can see he is very handsome. Wally is also famous and has his own instagram. (Ignore the pictures of him with other women. He is in love with me. Those other women are models who throw themselves at […]

KC Writes Interview-Dane Zeller

KC Writes Interview-Dane Zeller

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

This week I sat down with Dane Zeller-master of dialogue, short story writer, playwright, novelist, and unbeknownst to me prior to this interview, actor and producer. You can hear the full interview at http://jessica-conoley.podomatic.com/ where we talk about: Using dialogue as an outline for a short story. The difference of writing a short story with […]

KC Writes Interview-Teresa Vratil

KC Writes Interview-Teresa Vratil

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

I count myself extremely lucky to have Kansas City based author, Teresa Vratil, as one of my friends. She also happens to be a hell of good writer. In my personal writing career she has been the person who kept me from quitting when I was ready to give up and told me the truth […]

KC Writes Interview-Shannon A. Thompson

KC Writes Interview-Shannon A. Thompson

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

Meet the (indirect) inspiration for the KC Writes interview series: Shannon A. Thompson! I had a great time interviewing Shannon—not only is she an extremely versatile writer, but she’s also the first fantasy author I’ve been lucky enough to interview. Check out the full podcast at http://jessica-conoley.podomatic.com/ for details on: The surreal nature of being the […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Springfield

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 4 Comments

IBE&TIHD, Springfield Edition By Jessica Conoley PIE = YUM; MEAT = DELICIOUS; ere go MEAT PIES = YUMMY DELICIOUSNESS. Deciding it was time to add another IBE&TIHD adventure to my list, my mom-parents and I set off in search of meat pie in the town of Springfield, MO. Everything I knew about meat pies prior […]

KC Writes Interview-Pam Eglinski

KC Writes Interview-Pam Eglinski

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

I had a great time interviewing Pamela Eglinski for my KC Writes interview series. Pam and I first met through Kansas City Writers Group, and we worked together on Volume 10 of Kansas City Voices. We had tons of fun talking about: The challenges of writing: novels, novellas, and anthologies. Pam talks about how each […]