Lindsay DeFrates is a freelance writer who has lived and played in the Roaring Fork Valley for over a decade. She is a regular contributor at NRS Duct Tape Diaries, and is a Regional Writer (CO and NE) for She also writes content for blogs and websites in a variety of genres to generate an engaged readership and enhance SEO. She especially enjoys working with small businesses, entrepreneurs and artists who need written content for their websites, blogs or publications in the Roaring Fork Valley from Rifle to Glenwood Springs to Aspen.

Lindsay has a monthly opinion column in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent which she has been writing since 2015 as a way of being engaged with her community and making her voice heard about issues she finds important. On her off days, she writes short stories, satire, and of course, has a novel in draft.

In 2003, she moved to the mountains of Colorado, and since then has lived as whitewater raft guide, adventure camp counselor, Outward Bound instructor, college student, waitress, dirtbag couch surfer, eighth grade English teacher, wife of one and mother of three. She and her family settled in the Roaring Fork Valley in 2008, and currently live in Glenwood Springs, a wonderful Rocky Mountain town, an hour north of Aspen on the Western Slope of Colorado.

For any questions regarding content creation, or other freelance writer services, she can be reached at or follow her on Facebook  or Instagram.




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  1. I enjoyed your piece today about gossip at all levels and quadrants of our society. I, too, have been a participant and have made a concerted effort to focus on the empowerment of people as opposed to belittling them with my own small-mindedness. It is a struggle to be an individual in a society that pushes us all to be the same. No excuses, though; all consciousness requires is discipline, something America has left behind for the past few decades.

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