2017 Reads I love so Hard!

2017 Reads I love so Hard!

Posted on Jan 15, 2018 in Essay, Review | No Comments

Jessica’s Notable Reads of 2017 It’s the beginning of 2018, so that means I had to log all of the books I read last year into my Goodreads account to see if I met my reading goal for the year. (If you’re on Goodreads find me and lets be friends, please!) My goal was to […]

2017

2017

Posted on Dec 26, 2017 in Essay, Review | No Comments

This year was big. I signed with a major literary agency, did my first solo reading, went to my first writers’ retreat, sat on an editorial panel at a writers’ conference with a major acquisitions editor from Penguin (looks like I haven’t told you guys about that yet, but I’ll get that story out to […]

1/20/2017

1/20/2017

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 in Essay, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Today the world does not stop; today the world changes. I know I am changed from the person I was two months ago, and I cannot be the only one. The events of this election moved me from complacency to action, and that is something I did not and could not foresee. The action is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 6 Comments

We ate at a place called Chunkie Dunkers. I really don’t know what else there is to say. It was exactly what a place named Chunkie Dunkers should be, and now (months later) my body is still trying to expunge the grease that’s caked to my guts from that lunch. It started as a text […]

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

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

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 2 Comments

IBE&TIHD, Tennessee Edition By Jessica Conoley For this dinner you’ll need a little backstory. 1) I am from Kansas City. 2) Kansas City invented real barbecue. 3) I love barbecue. 4) The rest of the world makes very delicious meats—sometimes they call them barbecue, and they are wrong but to be polite I don’t tell […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Washington Edition

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Washington Edition

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | 2 Comments

Location: Vito’s, 927 9th Ave, Seattle, WA Time: February 13, 2016 7:30 p.m. PST I could start with the décor straight out of a ‘50s mob-olicious film—red leather banquettes, black marbled mirrors, candlelight that makes everyone look good. I could enthrall you with the in depth Battlestar Galactica discussion, or tell you the tale of […]

I’ve Been Everywhere & Then I Had Dinner, Bangor Edition

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner Bangor Edition by Jessica Conoley Location: 11 Central, Downtown, Bangor, Maine. Oil paintings by a local artist, favoring vibrant colors, brighten the brick walls. Large plate glass windows at the front of the restaurant overlook Central Street. The tables are arranged with an open feel, and the […]

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

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

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Essay, Food, IBE&TIHD | One Comment

I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner, Boston Edition by Jessica Conoley Location: Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Quincy Market, Boston, Massachusetts. A sidewalk table, under an awning, with a view of all the foot traffic and shenanigans, like this guy. Even though there’s canvas over our heads, small almond shaped yellow leaves […]