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LitUP

LitUP

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in Essay, KC Creates, KC Writes

It’s a Saturday afternoon and I’m volunteering at a teen literary conference. I’m sitting at the book sales table talking to my new BFF, who’s name I can’t remember. The night before, she had asked about my shoes, “Were they comfortable when you got them?” In the midst of the very classy mixer, surrounded by […]

It’s Time for the LitUp Festival-Saturday 5/12/2018

It’s Time for the LitUp Festival-Saturday 5/12/2018

Posted on May 2, 2018 in KC Creates, KC Writes, Promotions

Join me May 12th, 2018 at the Mid-Continent Public Library’s LitUp Festival. This all-day literary event was designed with teens in mind. I love when young fans get direct access to the creative minds that inspire them, and that’s exactly how MCPL set up the day. Teens are staffing the event and interviewing all of […]

The List

The List

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in Essay

•    Narrate an audio book. •    Travel to a foreign country on book tour. •    Receive unsolicited fan art. In 5th grade Owen has already accomplished something I aspire to do in my career. He created something that positively impacted another human. He helped me achieve one of my life-long goals by sending me my […]

Every Other Tuesday

Every Other Tuesday

Posted on Mar 3, 2018 in Essay

Every other Tuesday I share a story via my newsletter. My newsletter is where I figure things out. It’s where I share secrets with my friends and give them sneak peeks into my life. I’m honored when someone signs up. It’s like I’ve found another friend to join me in my writing world. My newsletter […]

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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 […]