What is the Colorado Switchblade?
Welcome to our brave new world. It is becoming more difficult to support oneself, much less a family (including three daughters, a granddaughter, and the family wolf) in the ways a writer used to before the age of the vulture fund media conglomerates.
I am local to Estes Park, Colorado, where I have written for several outlets in Northern Colorado, including the Estes Park Trail-Gazette. As much as I love what I do for a living, it is challenging to make just a living wage writing for a newspaper, not to mention securing some perks like basic health care. So I have been looking for ways to continue writing and now podcasting while supplementing my income.
Many writers worldwide are now turning to subscription-based platforms like Substack to supplement their incomes.
I hope that by giving my readers a direct portal to all of my writing, including articles and serialized fiction projects, and podcasts, they find enough value to help support and join me in continuing this journey.
Some of my pieces will be editorial, and sometimes I will include some of the fine artwork that I show in contemporary galleries I will also be sharing some of my political satire art from time to time.
I will also include links to all of my appearances on national media outlets. Recently I have appeared on a Hulu Documentary, Nightline, ABC’s Start Here Podcast, and I even appeared on Good Morning America. I will also be covering my upcoming interviews with the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, U.S. House of Representatives.
Writing is the most powerful tool that we as human beings have to change the world for the better. It gives voice to the most vulnerable of our neighbors, shines a light on the injustices we must fix, and plants the seeds of change and hope for the future.
I sincerely hope you will join me on this journey.
~Jason Van Tatenhove
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