A Thousand Roads

  1. Postcards from A Room of Her Own, Ghost Ranch

    Date 12 Sep 2015
    In the Far Away, as Georgia O’Keeffe calls this New Mexican country, women writers and artists gathered at Ghost Ranch to share exceptional words and support, brought together by A Room of Her Own Foundation. Invited as a resident consultant and Blackbird Fellow, I found myself moving in and out…

  2. Postcards from Tejon Ranch

    Date 04 Jul 2015
      “Imagine a man sprawled out on his mantilla, or saddle blanket, in the sun, writing in his journal. Dust from his glove smudges the page as he goes on to write about the kingly elk that bounded away from his small expedition; of pretty green pieces of malachite and…

  3. Postcard from Julian

    Date 08 Jun 2015
    Just outside of Julian’s idyllic downtown, on a winding road into the mountain, sits a small bonecarver’s studio. It doesn’t welcome you in with an Open sign in the window; it subtly invites the curious with an open door and stovepipe smoke.  Up top is a carved whale with “David…

  4. Postcards from Montezuma

    Date 13 Feb 2015
    Montezuma was actually never here, but we were. One of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America is the ancient high-rise fortress of the Sinagua culture: Montezuma Castle. Much like the first historians who arrived here, we wondered what had happened to its people. Some speculated early Aztec people…

  5. Postcard from Albuquerque

    Date 13 Feb 2015
    Carved into a cottonwood tree of the historic San Felipe de Niro Church is the Virgin of Guadalupe. Her hands are folded in prayer and a rough-cut crown sits atop her bright blue flowing mantilla. A local parishioner told us that the man who spent a year carving her likeness…

  6. Postcards from Santa Fe

    Date 13 Feb 2015
    We nicknamed this our Farolitos road trip. When we decided to forego a flight to our Oklahoma homestead and instead opted for a road trip, we turned all those little bird’s eye view lights into farolitos Farolitos, or luminaries, are small paper lanterns – small candles set in a handful of sand inside small paper sacks.…

  7. Postcards from the Grand Canyon

    Date 13 Feb 2015
    When we arrived at the Grand Canyon for our one day stopover during our December road trip, we walked into a cloud of fog. Only a handful of people milled about on Mather Point and we watched as a couple, a backpacker, or a photographer drifted into the mist and…

  8. Postcard for the New Year

    Date 31 Dec 2014
    This year has been a sprouted one. New feathers. New risks, bolder plans, and a new partnership with a hawk-eyed editor and fellow firebrand for a brand new out-of-the-box author agency, Outrider Literary. Stay tuned for the announcement here because we’ll be launching our website soon in 2015. New clients…

  9. Postcard from a Blackbird

    Date 02 Nov 2014
    When you break down the anatomy of a bird, its bones are delicate, its muscles powerful, and its veins and lungs curiously capacious for enormous flows of oxygen. An apt metaphor for the mission of A Room of Her Own Foundation: To inspire, fund, and champion works of art and…

  10. Postcard from Palm Springs

    Date 29 Jul 2014
    This September, I’ll be joining fellow crackerjack editor, Meghan Pinson of My Two Cents Editing to host an intimate writers retreat in the art mecca of Palm Springs. If you have an unpublished manuscript in hand and you are ready to craft an ace query, pitch, and proposal and would…

  11. Postcards from Yosemite

    Date 29 Jul 2014
    Theodore Roosevelt once famously said Yosemite “is where my romance with life began.” This place has become an icon of the romance of adventure for us. So every time we go, we do something new and see something we haven’t seen before. This summer, it was the Ahwahnee Indian Village…

  12. Postcards from Oz

    Date 29 Jul 2014
    Fulfilling a longtime wish to see the Pacific Northwest, we joined our Good Glinda-hearted friend and flew in a Southwest bubble from San Diego to Seattle. After a long delay in Albuquerque and one questionable bowl of green chili soup, we finally arrived into the Emerald City just before midnight…

  13. Postcards from Anza Borrego

    Date 28 May 2014
    We found serendipity in the Anza Borrego Desert. It has become our tradition in May. Little man and I pack up the wheeled Pegasus and go explore someplace new for my birthday. The tradition isn’t where we go; the tradition is expecting the unexpected. Finding a sweet vintage deal on…

  14. Postcards from Oklahoma

    Date 27 May 2014
    Most of our trips are road trips. Except this one. We get to fly to our hometown for cousin time and lake time and some of that unmistakeable Oklahoma petrichor. It’s like none other. I come to burrow in my mother’s books and little man comes for boat rides and…

  15. Postcards from Joshua Tree

    Date 26 Apr 2014
    When I discovered the lunar eclipse would make an appearance on April 15, I packed up books, sleeping bags, and little man in our wheeled Pegasus for a road trip out to Joshua Tree, a destination that always feels as if we’re driving to the ends of the earth. In…

  16. About That Buffalo Polaroid

    Date 24 Apr 2014
    I snapped this polaroid on a buffalo ranch in Oklahoma. While driving around in search of this place, I happened across a small dirt road leading down to the herd. I was running on a rumor that they had been grazing close to the fences; but the tiny black dots…

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