What is the Colorado Switchblade?

Welcome to the Colorado Switchblade, a unique blend of storytelling, political insight, and artistic expression. Created by Jason Van Tatenhove, this platform is a reflection of a life lived at the intersection of art, journalism, and activism.

About the Author

Jason Van Tatenhove is not just an author; he's a storyteller with a purpose. With a background steeped in art and computer programming, Jason's life took a turn towards the realms of punk and grunge in Colorado, finding inspiration in the fearless Hunter S. Thompson.

An acclaimed author and consultant, Jason intricately blends his expertise in writing with a deep commitment to political activism. His non-fiction work, 'The Perils of Extremism,' and several fictional titles like ‘Colorado’s Chance: The Firewalker,’ set amidst the scenic backdrop of Estes Park, Colorado, showcase his diverse narrative skills.

Jason's role extends beyond authorship. As a consultant with Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, and a vocal contributor to MSNBC and CNN, he offers insightful analysis on violent political extremism and misinformation, even testifying before Congress on these critical issues.

His writings, featured in publications such as Newsweek, Salon, Giant Freakin Robot, and the Estes Park Trail-Gazette, traverse diverse media landscapes, reflecting his multifaceted approach to storytelling.

Why Subscribe?

Subscribing to the Colorado Switchblade is a gateway to a world where local life, fiction, podcasts on national and regional issues, and updates on new books and media engagements intertwine. Your support allows Jason to continue this journey of creative exploration and impactful storytelling.

Join us for stories that capture the essence of Colorado's mountain towns, fiction that transports you to other worlds, and podcasts that offer a nuanced look at pressing societal issues. Stay connected with Jason's latest projects, media appearances, and speaking engagements.

Join the Colorado Switchblade Community

By becoming a subscriber, you're not just supporting a family; you're joining a community that values depth, diversity, and courage in storytelling. From tackling political extremism to crafting mesmerizing fiction set against Colorado's majestic landscapes, the Colorado Switchblade promises an enriching and thought-provoking experience.

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Jason Van Tatenhove

Jason Van Tatenhove: Author of 'The Perils of Extremism' and thrilling fiction. Known for blending political analysis with storytelling, he's a sought-after commentator and consultant, offering unique insights inspired by Colorado.