Friday, March 30, 2012

EDGE Reading @ Elliott Bay Books, Plus New Job!!!

Am just back from reading at Lit Crawl's Bluebird Creamery venue--it was so much fun!!! And packed--what a great turnout! Stacey Levine, Doug Nufer and Richard Chiem were wonderful co-readers, it was such a thrill to be on the same bill. Would have loved to continue on to the other Capitol Hill venues with the Lit Crawl Crue to hear even more fantastic readers, but must be up bright & early for my last EDGE meeting tomorrow. Speaking of EDGE, our Graduation Reading is Saturday, April 7th @ Elliott Bay Books, from 1-4PM (the actual reading portion takes place 1:30-3:30PM, with intermission). Hope you can make it, I promise it will be worth the trip--all of the readers are fantastic!!!

For my present & future hairstyling clients, as posted earlier I start work at Raven: Cuts, Color & Conversation ( on Monday, April 9th--am excited!!! Please check back here soon (and/or friend me on FB) for my days/hours, which I'm trying to keep close to my current Rudy's schedule. Street parking availability during the day is comparable or better than Belltown, and there is a pay lot across the street from the salon, plus another one a block away on Pike; there is also free 2-hour parking a little further down on Melrose. I will miss Rudy's but am thrilled at this opportunity to cut hair in my 'hood with close friends--please come visit me!!

I am still learning how to use my new Coolpix camera, but will post photos from the Lit Crawl reading just as soon as I figure out how to transfer them to my computer--it's been an action-packed week, and I haven't had a chance to read the manual!

Thanks again for being such great readers and clients, I really appreciate your interest, support & participation in my various undertakings!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Readings, Plus New Job!!!

I am reading at APRIL's Lit Crawl this Friday, March 30th!!!  The venue is Bluebird Creamery/Brewery on Pike ST, starting at 7:30PM. The lovely-and-talented Stacey Levine, Doug Nufer and Richard Chiem will also read, in an order not-yet-established. We won't have a merch table, but I'll have a few copies of The Ledge Magazine & Storylandia: The Wapshott Journal of Fiction on me for cash sale, just ask me after the reading!

Am also reading at Elliott Bay Books on Saturday, April 7th, with my EDGE cohort, it's our "Graduation" Reading!!! Two months ago, all 16 of us had to each perform a 7-minute reading for our first EDGE meeting, and I was completely blown away. My only coherent thought afterward was: Why aren't all of these people famous?!? So rest assured that the Elliott Bay reading is going to be fantastic, and it will have a merch table, so my mags will definitely be available there. The 16-performer reading is listed as lasting from 1PM-4PM: There is a Meet-N-Mingle from 1PM to 1:30PM, then the reading actually starts. There will be a 10-min intermission, then the reading will wrap-up by 3:30PM, leaving the last 30 minutes to Mingle-N-Maybe-Purchase-Merch.

I am super-excited about these readings! But the even bigger news today is that after 12 happy years at Rudy's Barbershop, on Monday, April 9th, I am starting a new job at Raven: Cuts, Color & Conversation!!! (   I am thrilled to once again work with my close friend (& super-sexy stylist) Raven Myrick at his incredibly cute salon in Capitol Hill's "Melrose Triangle," nestled between Machiavelli's Italian Restaurant and the Baltic Room on Pine ST & Melrose AVE E. I'm trying to stay as close to my current work schedule as possible to accomodate my current clients, but please friend me on FB, email me, or check this blog to find out more re: work hours.

Hope to see you at a reading, or for a haircut!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I will be reading at Bluebird Creamery/Brewery on Pike ST on Friday, March 30th at 7:30PM!
***I'll have copies of The Ledge Magazine (with my reading's story "Celebrity Sperm Bank") and copies of Storylandia (with my story "See You There") available for sale/signing: $10 to buy both, or $8 for Ledge/ $4 for Storylandia individually. Local authors Stacey Levine and Doug Nufer will also be reading at this event, they totally rock!

I will read with my EDGE cohort at Elliott Bay Books on Saturday, April 7th from 1-4PM!!! This is a FANTASTIC group of readers, seriously--you will be as awestruck as I was when I first heard them. It is totally worth your time, please come out if you can!!!

I am awaiting my new camera in the mail, a Nikkon Cool Pix!!! We'll see how it flies....

More soon, thanks for checking in!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Camera Died!!!

Hello, Faithful Readers: I apologize for the lag between posts! I'd wanted to provide new & current photos for this next post, but my digital camera ist tot, as the Germans might say. So, here is a picture of me on my Krewe of Selene Mardi Gras float last year, 'round about this time in 2011. I am no longer blonde, or surrounded by sparkly beads, but I still have that tiny hat and bunny ears. I missed riding in the Selene parade for the first time in five years, and was v. sad about that for several weeks. I rented the first season of HBO's Treme from the library and loved it, but in hindsight it was perhaps not the best thing to watch right before a Mardi Gras you're not going to get to go to.

I couldn't leave Kiki. She's doing much better, consistently, but that's only been over the past three weeks. Even now, with her medical issues, she's going to have to be boarded at the vet's if I ever do get the chance to go on vacation. But I'm so glad she's doing better that I can't think of anything else right now, am only glad that she's purring and breathing and sneezing in my face, as usual.

In addition to my camera being broken, the past few weeks have been busy! I've had two short stories published: "Break-Up Sex" in Clean Sheets: and "See You There" in Storylandia: The Wapshott Journal of Fiction:

I'm also in the midway-throes of the Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program for Writers, an 8-week boot-camp for the business-side of the writing life. This has been a fantastic experience so far, my cohort are incredibly talented and it's just such an honor to be a part of this program. It's like what I imagine the first couple seasons of Mtv's "The Real World" were like, the ones BEFORE the internet, where a group of people really bonded over a common goal and were actually friends.

More good news: I was invited (by PageBoy) to read at the APRIL LitCrawl at Bluebird Creamery/Brewery on Pike ST on Friday, March 30th at 7:30PM.
 LitCrawl info is here:
APRIL info is here:

I'll have discounted issues of The Ledge and Storylandia available for sale/signing at the event! Hope to see you there!!