readings

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

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 panelists. MCPL’s done a phenomenal job putting together panels that include bestselling authors, screenwriters, poets, and illustrators. I’m fan-girling hard about the night’s keynote …

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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 final issue of Kansas City Voices

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 I’ve done over the past seven years, and now it’s time for me to put the magazine business behind me and focus on my own …

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Join Me at Johnson County Library’s 2017 Writers Conference

I love our libraries in Kansas City! The KCMO Public library was the master minds behind the day I got to talk to George R.R. Martin. And, now the Johnson County Library is hosting another FREE writers conference. I attended the conference last year and participated in one of the critique sessions.  I took the opening chapter of The Color Eater and ran it through one more round of edits, based upon the fresh eyes and feed-back of writers attending …

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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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See you at the Uptown Arts Bar for The Color Eater Debut

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 still have a chance to win: A character’s name in my next novel— The winner of this raffle will pick the name of a character …

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Tune in to Artspeak Radio 90.1 FM-KKFI at noon on Wed 8/9/17

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.  Maria and I will be talking about my latest writing adventures, and she always has a really good line up. You’ll hear from me as …

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It’s Almost Time!

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 about the four obstacles to living your dream? I overcame obstacle three by making a down payment for the writers’ retreat. Well, to help offset …

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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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