Interview

I’m Going to Pavlov Dog the Crap Out of this Meditation Stuff

When I saw MEDITATION on the daily schedule at my writers’ retreat my first thought was: that hippy crap will never work for me. My brain runs one-million miles per hour with no exit ramps or stop signs. There is no way in hell I’d be able to sit and chant “ohm” for an hour a day without obsessing about how stupid ohm-ing was.  Luckily my judgy-brain continued down the one-billion mile per hour trail and flew by a reminder …

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A Jessica real-talk type interview on the Lit KC podcast with Jason Preu

Not going to lie, Jason Preu is one of my all time favorite writers. The fact he happens to live in my same town, and I’m lucky enough to call him a friend is mind blowing. He’s the only poet on earth that I religiously read. He also happens to be the host of the Lit KC podcast. He’s done interviews with loads of Kansas City talent including: Samantha Slupski, Jason Ryberg, Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger, Jeanette Powers, James P. McNamara, …

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On Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

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 post from October for insight in to my reading behavior and more. How does writing create order for you? It’s the way I …

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Off Writing: Q&A with Jessica Conoley

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 upcoming ON WRITING post for more insight to the writing side of my life. OFF WRITING What is the first book you fell in love …

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My Fifteen Minutes on Artspeak Radio

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 Eater, the state of women writers in the SFF realm, 80s action movies (of course!), and she was kind enough to let me read my …

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KC Writes Interview-Jeanette Powers

I count myself very fortunate to have spent an hour with the indomitable Jeanette Powers for my latest KC Writes Interview. And, I think today, on the eve of her new book launch, is a great time for me to share the interview with you. Jeanette is one of the hardest working women I have ever met, and is the penultimate community builder and facilitator of performance, literary, and visual arts in Kansas City. Always engaging and incredibly intelligent check …

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Welcome to the Enter the Apocalypse party-and you don’t even have to leave the house!

A while ago I wrote a nice little story about the end of the world, and I thought where on earth am I going to sell this?  A few weeks later I get an email about an anthology called “Enter the Apocalypse.” I sent in “Alone” and was very pleased to get an acceptance a few days later. It was a great lesson in the “write what you want and it will find the right home eventually” philosophy of life.  …

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KC Writes Interview-Janet Sunderland

It’s not everyday we get to interview our heroes, but for this week’s KC Writes interview I was lucky enough to interview one of mine—Janet Sunderland. This multi-faceted woman came into my life seven years ago and has been a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and fun from the first day we met.   If you’re ever lucky enough to meet Janet in real life ask her about Mexico, acting with the greats—like William Peck, and how she became an ordained minister. …

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KC Creates Interview-Caleb Harman

Caleb Harman is a hell of an artist and the penultimate creator—which is why I decided to make him the first non-writer interview in my podcast series. I know absolutely nothing about art, and was a little worried my lack of knowledge would lead to a crap interview, but it turns out creativity doesn’t care what medium we work in. Caleb and I had plenty to talk about including: How a childhood diagnosis changed his awareness of the world and …

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KC Writes Interview-Jason Preu

If you ever have the chance to see Jason Preu read live GO. You won’t regret it. The way you look at writers and readings will be forever changed. His mad skills with words and captivating stage presence are just a few of the reasons why I wanted to sit down with Jason for the latest KC Writes Interview. As always our meeting was fun and insightful as we covered: Reading and writing on the sly as a kid. Why …

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