About Me

Kim’s world building is exquisite, and her voice is lovely and effortless. I’d read anything she wrote.
        – Sharon Lynn Fisher, SilkWords senior editor and RITA-nominated author 

Kim Taylor Blakemore PhotoRomance with a Touch of History

After writing two critically acclaimed YA historical novels, my mission is to write adult historical fiction and romance that brings gay women’s stories from the sidelines of history and adds these stories to the canvas of our past.

My current novel, Under the Pale Moon, is due for release in Spring 2015. Set in post-World War II Monterey, California, it explores the relationship of a married woman breaking the bonds of conformity, and a combat nurse haunted by the ghosts of war. 

My interactive historical romances The Very Thought of You and It Don’t Mean a Thingare out now on Kindle and SilkWords.com. I am also the author of the novels Bowery Girl, a New York Public Library Best Reads for Teens; and Cissy Funk, winner of the WILLA Literary Award for Best Young Adult Fiction.

I’m a member of the Historical Novel SocietyWomen 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.