Tag Archives: Portland

zine machine/queen & upcoming performances 



​Tonight I’m running off more mini zines and practicing for a reading tomorrow (2/27) at the Jade Lounge that is centered around the thing we idealize the shit out of but barely understand: Love. The good, the bad, the morbidly grotesque. We’ll cover it all. Music, stories, poetry and more. 

I’ll also be reading at Powell’s City of Books on March 20th as part of Smallpressapalooza.

Interview: CLASH Media Podcast


Had an astral daytime slumber party with Leza Cantoral for the CLASH Media podcast this weekend.
We talked about my novella, GLUE, mermaid hair/beards, Portland strip club aesthetics, biker culture, my dad’s role in said culture, zines, Ladybox Books and a lot of other stuff!

We had a great time chatting and probably could have gone on forever.
But we didn’t, you’re welcome ✨🖤✨

Click HERE to listen to me treat spoken statements, like, you know, questions..?

photo cred: Leza Cantoral

Anticipation, gratitude, excitement. YES.


There has been an awful lot going on. Mostly of the boring personal, and work related nature. I notice that when I stress about things that don’t really matter it really effects my creativity. I shut down and don’t write a damn thing.

Fortunately I think that I have reharnessed my pen and have begun scribbling like a mad woman.

And not a moment too soon! With BizarroCon 2010 just a week away!

Only a week!?

I’m crawling out of my skin waiting to get to Portland.

I have never been to Oregon. It will officially be the farthest that this little cactus has ever been from Arizona. I’m excited for the time off of work and out of town, but more than that I am just dying to learn. I look forward to soaking up as much as I possibly can on the trip. I can’t help but feel that it will be absolutely incredible. I have so much to learn from these people and am so fortunate that I am able to go to this event and participate in the workshops. I cannot wait to jump in and start picking brains!

I am so grateful for this. I barely have the words to express it. To all friends, family and even complete strangers that offered words of encouragement and put money in the donation box at work THANK YOU! It’s really means a lot to me.

My game plan is to blog about the event as well as my trip. Miss Brooke Morrison will be attending with me, so you know it’s going to be ridiculous fun-trouble.

We’ll be staying an extra day to explore Portland. I know so many people who have moved there, it would be great to see y’all!

If you have ever had the chance to read Chuck Palahniuck’s guide of Portland “Fugitives and Refugees” then you’ll have a good idea of where we will end up, as we are making that book a sort of personal guide. We are rabid Palahniuck fans so the “The Chucky P. Tour de PDX” is going to be pretty exciting too.

I cannot express my enthusiasm enough! It’s like unicorn-puppy-fireworks shooting out of a kindergartners eyeballs after Halloween candy binging while jumping on their parents bed.

…If you think I am not going to jump on the bed immediately after checking into the Edgefeild…you are sorely fucking mistaken. Order of business #1. Then liquor…