Events Page Added!

Y’all, I’m stoked to have a reason to add an Events page to this author site! It currently includes two upcoming readings:

If you’re in my neck of the woods at these times, come say hey! Let’s get a drink and talk about stories. <3

Full details can be found here!

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Never enough horror! Me at Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, an exhibit at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, Washington (October 2016)

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Fledgling Foodie

My first-ever food review is published in December 2016’s “Off the Ranch” column in Downtown Zen magazine! I went to Sweets Raku and regret nothing.

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#DykesOnHikes

What do you do with a shiny new MFA degree?

Take it on the road, of course.

Pictured: the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, Mt. Charleston (NV), Bryce Canyon National Park, the Narrows (Zion), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park

Melissa Etheridge & First Drafts

On Friday, August 7, I had the opportunity to review Melissa Etheridge’s solo tour, This is M.E., at the Palms Casino.  I have been a fan literally my entire life!

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The review went live yesterday and is available here!

PS: This happened.

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Finished my first full draft of the novel, baby!  Yeehaw!

Giddyup & Go: Conferences, Seattle & Reno

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The past month has been the Month of Conferences.  First, there was UNLV’s Far West Popular Culture conference.  Then so much traveling: five days in Seattle for AWP, followed by a 7-hour road trip (with three poets, no less) to Reno for UNR’s On the Brink conference.  Y’all know I love to see things I ain’t never seen.  Highlights include Seattle’s Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Gardens, the drive down the Loneliest Road in America, and Lake Tahoe.

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1 – The view from the Space Needle

2 – Chihuly Glass Gardens

3 – Walker Lake on the drive from Vegas to Reno

4 – Lake Tahoe

5 & 6 – Goldfield, Nevada; a nearly-deserted almost-ghost town on the way to Reno