KC Writes

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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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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Jessica Conoley’s reading at the Uptown Arts Bar tonight!

I’ll see you tonight from  7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the WTF stories for your earballs show! We’re at the Uptown Arts Bar. (3611 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111) for a night of unexpected adventure, laughter, and fun as we read our latest work. Be hypnotized by Dawn Downey’s creative essays, mystified by Annie Raab’s magical realism, captivated by Teresa Vratil’s wit, laugh out loud at Dane Zeller’s dialogue, and just say WTF? when I read some of my flash …

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Meet WTF on Friday, January 13th @ The Uptown Arts Bar

I’m sure by now you know you’re invited to the WTF stories for your earballs reading on Friday the 13th from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Uptown Arts Bar. (3611 Broadway, Kansas City, MO)  I hope you can make it because I would like to see your face in real life. I realized some of my newer readers might not know what WTF is, though.  WTF is my weekly writing and critique group.  Let me introduce you to: Teresa Vratil …

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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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January 13, 2017- Meet me at the Uptown Arts Bar

One month from today I’ll be reading in the  WTF stories for your earballs show at the Uptown Arts Bar!  The WTF writers group hits the stage once again for a night of unexpected adventure, laughter, and fun as we read our latest work. Be hypnotized by Dawn Downey’s creative essays, mystified by Annie Raab’s magical realism, captivated by Teresa Vratil’s wit, laugh out loud at Dane Zeller’s dialogue, and just say WTF? when I read some of my flash fiction. …

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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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KC Writes Interview-Angela Cervantes

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, and fifteen minutes in a slide of Kansas City Voices popped up.  Turns out we published her back in 2007. (Long before I was involved …

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KC Writes Interview-Annie Raab

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 her tree house of an apartment talking about: How invisibility makes you a stronger fiction writer. The need for bravery to write criticism. A more …

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