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news & events
Personal appearances
April 12, 2018   Greene County Reads, a series of community discussions at the libraries of Greene County, Iowa.
January 11, 2018   Book signing and discussion at Tattered Cover in Littleton, CO. Thursday, January 11, 7:00 pm.
January 10, 2018   Book signing and discussion at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, CO. Wednesday, January 10, 7:00 pm.
January 9, 2018   Book signing and discussion at BookBar in Denver, CO. Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 pm.
October 11, 2017   Book signing and discussion at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO. Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 pm.
October 4, 2017   Book signing and discussion at Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City, OK. Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 pm.
October 3, 2017   Book signing and discussion at Watermark Books in Wichita, Kansas. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6:00 pm.
June 1, 2017   Book Expo America, panel discussion Results Driven Ebook Marketing, at the Javits Center in NYC.
Media appearances
October 24, 2016   Central Standard on KCUR, 10:00 am.
August 17, 2016   The Not So Late Show on Channel 6, Lawrence, 7:30 pm.
August 9, 2016   Better Kansas City on KCTV 5, 9:00 am.
August 4, 2016   Kansas City Live on Channel 41, 10:00 am.
Podcasts & Interviews
May 4, 2017   An interview about writing, the Midwest, and cannibalizing your heart at Midwestern Gothic.
April 28, 2017   An interview with Two Gals and a Book.
December 28, 2016   An interview with Book of the Month Club on the occasion of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things being named BOTM's first Book of the Year.
December 9, 2016   An interview at Tethered by Letters, publishers of F(r)iction.
October 29, 2016   An interview about dogs, drugs, and decisions on Writer Unboxed.
October 24, 2016   Recorded live on KCUR Central Standard. Transcript here.
October 7, 2016   An interview about writing and music wtih
September 6, 2016   An interview about romance, love, and other things on Huffington Post.
August 8, 2016   Woodstock Writers Radio, BookTalk with Martha Frankel
July 15, 2016   The Rob Burgess Show
February 18, 2016   A chat with Marcia Epstein, host of Talk with ME, which you can listen to via Lawrence Hits. We cover everything from books and writing to dogs and my dating life.
December 1, 2015   An interview on the Alan Colmes Show, about my time working for Planned Parenthood in the 1990s.





five year calendars

I've never understood how it is that I'm capable of writing every day, but those five year calendars always thwart me.

I buy one and do so well for months on end. Then, like nearly everyone else, I crash against the rocks of boredom. My life becomes too boring to document the quotidienne.

Yet somehow, I can still commit words to the page day after day. Not about my life, of course, but about people I've made up.

Maybe that's where I've gone wrong. Maybe I should be writing a five year calendar as a novel.