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.

I am the author of both short stories and novels. My interactive historical romance stories The Very Thought of You, and It Don’t Mean a Thing are available at Novels include 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 Romance Writers of America.

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

From my website

From Surprising Places – Guest Post by Caren Werlinger

Hot off her recent Goldie win for the stunning novel, In This Small Spot, Caren Werlinger graciously joins me to share her thoughts on writing and researching historical fiction. She has a knack for weaving the present and past in delicious prose and surprising twists of story and character. Without further…

Fighting Women – Guest Post by Justine Saracen

Justine Saracen, author of  several marvelous historical novels including  “Tyger Tyger Burning Bright” and “Waiting for the Violins”, pulls us into the hearts and minds of the women and men who struggled to survive the chaos of war. These two novels are set in World War II, one in Germany,…

It’s All About The Deal! – Guest Post by T.T. Thomas

I am so happy to have T.T. Thomas join me for this blog – if you haven’t read “A Delicate Refusal” or “The Blondness of Honey”, you’re missing out on two terrific historical romances!  So, without further ado, here’s T.T.: First, I want to thank Kim for inviting me as…

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