Portfolio

A sample of fiction and essays published by Lori DeBoer.

Newspaper & Magazine Articles

“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...

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...

Essays

“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...

Short Stories