LitUP

LitUP

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in Essay, KC Creates, KC Writes | No Comments

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 | No Comments

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 | No Comments

•    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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

KC Writes Interview-Jeanette Powers

KC Writes Interview-Jeanette Powers

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

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 […]

It’s Almost Time!

It’s Almost Time!

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 in Promotions | No Comments

A few months ago I told you about my first solo-speaking event. It’s almost here, and I hope you can join me!  On 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. And do you remember that story […]

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

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

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in KC Writes, Promotions | No Comments

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 […]