I've written about arts, culture, fitness and lifestyle for publications, private clients, sites and the stage, including Common Ground, No Depression, The Pacific Sun, Kitchen Sink, VeloNews, Yoga Journal and Deborah Slater Dance Theater.  Please email deborahRCrooks @ gmail.com for more information.  

Recent interview in Spry Lit Online

Articles and Posts:

Articles, music reviews and artist interviews for No Depression site/magazine and Holler.

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"Being Here" on the Far-West Lockdown Lemonade Blog 

Anthologies

Contributed essays to “A Yogini in New York” and “Mothering the Bird,” in two different Seal Press tittles “Bare Your Soul: The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Enlightenment” and “Making Connections: Mother-Daughter Travel Stories.”

 Interview with Olympian Rebecca Twigg  published in Bicycle Racing in the Modern Era (Velo Press)

Stage

Source text and poetry for Deborah Slater Dance Theater productions “Private Life” (2011 - 2014); "Furniture Dances" (2007); "Trio: In the Space Between" (2006) and "Survival of the Fit Enough" (2004).

Articles & Excerpts

With the Grain in No Depression Article about luthiers Mario Desio and Peter Whitehead in No Depression magazine 1.98 MB
Hawkwatch 2020 Journal excerpt in Pacific Raptor, Nov. 2021 2.09 MB
Mortality Sinks Cycling, roads, Colorado in Northern Lights 16.2 MB
Athletics & Shamanism from Inside Triathlon 16 MB