Kim Taylor Blakemore

About me

After writing two critically acclaimed YA historical novels, my mission is to write character-driven adult historical fiction that brings gay women from the shadows of the history.

My interactive historical romances The Very Thought of You, and It Don’t Mean a Thing are forthcoming Spring 2014 from I am the author of Bowery Girl, a New York Public Library Best Reads for Teens; Cissy Funk, winner of the WILLA Literary Award for Best Young Adult Fiction; and Side Dish.

In my current work-in-progress, Under the Pale Moon, a woman finds herself torn between her expected role as mother and wife in post-World War II America and an affair with a former lover, an Army combat nurse struggling with PTSD.

I’m a member of the Historical Novel Society, Women Writing the West, and Willamette Writers.

In addition to writing novels, I am a creative writing facilitator for PDX Writers in Portland, Oregon.

From my website

Give It Up for All-Girl Jazz Bands

I have a thing for swing. Give me a dose of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, or Glenn Miller and my day is made. I also have a love of early jazz – that of Duke Ellington , Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. And can’t leave out Peggy Gilbert and her…

It Don’t Mean a Thing

My  new interactive* story, It Don’t Mean a Thing, is out on! Here’s the gist: Ruby dreams of Hollywood. A chance encounter with The Harmoneers, an all-female jazz group, offers the opportunity of a lifetime. Follow the gang as they scheme and double-cross. And love? Well, it don’t mean…

Free Story for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’m so happy to be working with Silk Words, who has released “The Very Thought of You”, my first of many (hopefully) interactive romance stories. This is an amazing and fun “choose your path to romance” subscription-based website. On this Valentine’s Day, I have a link…

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