Kim Taylor Blakemore
After writing two critically acclaimed YA historical novels, my mission is to write character-driven adult historical fiction that brings gay women from the sidelines of the history and adds our stories to the canvas of our American past. Intolerance, despair, shame, desire, love, and survival: shadow worlds brought to life.
Oh, and yes! They will be fun. Or intense. And certainly knocking at our modern lives.
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 PD
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If you know someone who loves historical fiction, here’s a list of books that have tickled my fancy this past year. Grand, epic, suspenseful, haunting. Popes and queens. Empresses and WASP pilots. Bowery girls and steampunk heroines. If you’re looking for a great gift for a loved one or a…
It was apparently so difficult to supervise women workers in 1944, the United States Office of Education was forced to create this training film…watch and learn… Click on the image to start the film. The post Supervising Women Workers appeared first on Kim Taylor Blakemore.
Rosie may have riveted fighter planes, but Wendy the Welder built the battleships, one arc at a time. In my neck of the Pacific Northwest woods, the Kaiser shipyards in Vancouver, Washington and Portland , Oregon produced 422 Liberty ships to aid in the war effort. And 25% of the…