I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner, Davenport

I’ve Been Everywhere, and Then I Had Dinner, Davenport

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Food, IBE&TIHD | No Comments

No, that is not my hat. It belongs to my father. He’s a man who goes on epic motorcycle trips, likes Loreena McKennitt, and stops at the gun factory on his way back to Kansas.  (Side note, gun factory’s have really fancy spa-like lady’s restrooms.  Weird, right? And Dad says it’s not a factory, but […]

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 […]

On Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

On Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Interview, KC Creates, KC Writes | No Comments

At The Color Eater debut on August 12th, 2017 we did a mini question and answer session.  The crowd at the Uptown Arts Bar had a ton of fantastic questions, and we clearly didn’t have time for me to answer all of them. This post is dedicated to the questions ON WRITING. Check out my […]

Off Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

Off Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 in Interview, KC Creates, KC Writes | No Comments

At The Color Eater debut on August 12th, 2017 we did a mini question and answer session.  The crowd at the Uptown Arts Bar had a ton of fantastic questions, and we clearly didn’t have time for me to answer all of them. This post is dedicated to the questions OFF WRITING, check out my […]

My final issue of Kansas City Voices

My final issue of Kansas City Voices

Posted on Sep 24, 2017 in Promotions | No Comments

I’ve signed off on the galleys for my final issue of Kansas City Voices magazine, and we should have it back from the printer in early October.  The official launch party is Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO, 64111. I’m proud of the work […]

Join Me at Johnson County Library’s 2017 Writers Conference

Join Me at Johnson County Library’s 2017 Writers Conference

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Promotions | No Comments

I love our libraries in Kansas City! The KCMO Public library was the master minds behind the day I got to talk to George R.R. Martin. And, now the Johnson County Library is hosting another FREE writers conference. I attended the conference last year and participated in one of the critique sessions.  I took the […]

My Fifteen Minutes on Artspeak Radio

My Fifteen Minutes on Artspeak Radio

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in Interview, KC Creates, KC Writes | No Comments

Maria Vasquez Boyd is the penultimate advocate for Kansas City creatives of all types.  Every Wednesday she assembles a cast of talented individuals for her KKFI radio show–Artspeak Radio. I was lucky enough to be Maria’s first guest on August 9th of 2017, and we had a great chat about: my inspiration for The Color […]

See you at the Uptown Arts Bar for The Color Eater Debut

See you at the Uptown Arts Bar for The Color Eater Debut

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in Promotions | No Comments

It’s almost here!  This Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.,  I’ll be at the Uptown Arts Bar sharing behind-the-scenes secrets on The Color Eater and reading from the manuscript. I’ve had loads of weird raffle prizes donated, and you can win any of them.  Even if you can’t make it to the event, you […]

Tune in to Artspeak Radio 90.1 FM-KKFI at noon on Wed 8/9/17

Tune in to Artspeak Radio 90.1 FM-KKFI at noon on Wed 8/9/17

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in KC Creates, Promotions | No Comments

Things are going gang-busters getting ready for this Saturday’s big event at the Uptown Arts Bar. They’re going so well Maria Vasquez Boyd asked me to join her on the radio to talk about my work! If you’re by a radio at noon CST this Wednesday 8/9/17 tune in to Artspeak Radio on 90.1 KKFI.  […]