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Stealth Edits at Writers United

Stealth Edits at Writers United

Posted on Jun 4, 2019 in KC Writes, Promotions

If you would like the chance to get five pages of your work edited, for free, by me, here’s what you need to do: 1) Join my writer email list. 2) Format your work in standard manuscript formatting. 3) Print a copy 4) Write the secret code word: BREATHER on your submission. (Hand write it, […]

Want to meet some Kansas City Writers? Save the Dates!

Want to meet some Kansas City Writers? Save the Dates!

Posted on May 10, 2019 in KC Writes, Promotions

I’m excited to be partnering with the Johnson County, KS Library for Writers United! Our amazing library is making it a little easier for writers to find one another by having monthly writer meet-ups this summer, and they were kind enough to invite me to be a guest host. If you’re in the KC area […]

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

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

Posted on Dec 1, 2018 in Essay, Interview

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

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

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in Interview, Promotions

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 […]

Life on Deadline

Life on Deadline

Posted on Jul 2, 2018 in Essay

For me, the key to quality work on deadline is remove all decisions except the one’s that pertain to my scenes and characters. No real life decisions. No phone calls. No appointments outside the house. All of these things improve the likelihood of a successful day. My ground rules: 1) Recognize and appreciate the time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]