“Arcology Professor Paolo Soleri,” Phoenix Magazine

by Lori DeBoer Perched on the edge of a basalt canyon cut by the Agua Fria River, Arcosanti presents a startling sight at the end of a rutted gravel road. The buildings shrug off geometric uniformity. Bathroom-sized concrete cubes with round windows jut from exterior...

“Glass Act,” America West Airlines Magazine

by Lori DeBoer Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly is a time-honored way of ringing in the New Year, but those with some special training take the tradition one spectacular step further: They sever the bottle’s stem with a saber. This chic champagne trick...

Award-Winning Short Story Now Available on Wattpad

By Lori DeBoer I’ve been watching Wattpad with interest the past couple of years. This new platform is an exciting up-and-comer in crowdsourced publishing and, while it is brimming with the works of aspiring authors there’s a number of works worth reading there. Best...

Shadow Engineer Has Been Released by Addie Rose Press

By Lori DeBoer I am always excited and happy when my clients have book releases, but the feeling is more like proud auntie or grandma.  With the recent release of Shadow Engineer by Addie Rose Press, I feel like a proud book mama.  The book was originally a solo...

Clients Dominate 2015 Zebulon Awards

By Lori DeBoer Three of the 17 winners for the 2015 Zebulon Awards, a national writing contest organized by Pikes Peak Writers, were books I worked on as a developmental editor and coach. Kim Lajevardi, Westminster, took first place in the mainstream/literary...

After NaNoWriMo: Revising Your Novel

Writing a first draft is merely the first step to bringing a book or story into the world.  Most of the magic of writing occurs during the revision process. As Author Barbara Kingsolver notes:  “Pounding out a first draft is like hoeing a row of corn – you just keep...

Workshop: Secrets of Professional Writers

Do you dream about quitting your cubicle and following the muse full time? This course delves into the strategies professional writers use to step up their writing game. You’ll learn about the pathways to publication and professionalization and income opportunities...

Torch Song, Valley Guide Quarterly

This article originally appeared in Valley Guide Quarterly, Summer 2000 By Lori DeBoer Glass blowing is not for sissies. Flames flare against the charred wooden paddles that shield Scottsdale artist Newt Grover from the heat of the molten glass he twirls on the end of...

A Love-ly Work of Art, Phoenix Magazine

This article originally appeared in Phoenix Magazine, February 2003. by Lori DeBoer Been looking for love in all the wrong places? Well, there’s a whole lotta love these days at the Civic Center Mall in Scottsdale. The newly-acquired “Love” sculpture, towering 12-feet...

“To Hear Her Story Told,” Pithead Chapel

By Lori DeBoer When my son was a toddler, I spent a week in the summer writing program offered by Naropa University.  My group was instructed by Bobbie Louise Hawkins, esteemed poet and essayist.  I wrote an essay under her direction but  it was a little far afoot,...

“Childish Things” Published in Mamaphonic Anthology

Read an excerpt: “I correspond with some members of a group of people afflicted with PPH. One woman lives on a ranch in some Western state, more than an hour’s drive from a doctor, longer from a hospital.  She blew a hole in her heart giving birth. The baby is...

“All the Love in the World,” Bellevue Literary Review

This short story was shortlisted for the 2013 Bellevue Literary Prize, judged by Jane Smiley, and published in the April 2013 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. It was inspired by my father, Eldon Rohlk, who had Alzheimer’s Disease and was a farmer in Iowa. ...

Gretchen Clark Receives Pushcart Prize Nomination

Client Gretchen Clark was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize for her short essay, “Pink Chrysanthemum” by the literary magazine 94Creations (www.94creations.com). The Pushcart Prize is one of the most celebrated literary prizes. The Pushcart Prize anthology was...

“Sustainability Tax,” Boulder Weekly

By Lori DeBoer I interviewed a number of folks for an article, “Sustainability tax:  Boulder County proposes a new levy aimed at boosting local agriculture,” which appeared in the May 22, 2014 edition. You can read the article HERE....