Charmaine Ortega Getz is the absinthe-swilling, belly dancing author of “Weird Colorado,” a book from the popular series “Weird U.S.,” edited by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, published by the Barnes & Noble subsidiary, Sterling Publishing.
She has a bachelor of arts degree in journalism, a master’s in fine arts in prose, and a long background in editing and writing for newspapers and magazines, both print and online. Plus, an insatiable curiosity about the strange, colorful, offbeat, quirky, unusual and just plain bizarre — yes, “weird.” In a good way.
Besides other freelance gigs, she writes a regular column called Boulderganic, about stuff related to the environment, sustainability and other green/eco/organic munchy-granola topics, for Boulder Weekly: http://www.boulderweekly.com/
Along with exotic liquor, Oriental dancing and weirdness, Charmaine enjoys tiki culture, researching the more obscure and unusual aspects of Colorado history, learning to play the Flea ukulele, and wedded bliss with Steve Winograd, the Boulder Computer Maven.
Dressed in wacked-out cowgirl get-up, Charmaine is available for interviews, book signings, talks, and other public appearances. For inquiries of that nature, please contact Leah Eagel at Sterling Publishing: LEagel@sterlingpub.com