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Welcome to the official website of Kim Taylor Blakemore. I write women’s historical fiction.

My novel, The Companion, is slated for a January 2020 release by Lake Union Publishing. The manuscript is a recipient of a 2018 Regional Arts and Culture Council grant, and winner of a 2018 Tucson Festival of the Books Literary Award. Other novels include Bowery Girl, a NYPL Best Reads for Teens; and Cissy Funk, a Willa Literary Award winner for Best YA Novel.

I love teaching fiction and am proud to facilitate Craft of Fiction and Historical Fiction workshops with PDX Writers in Portland, Oregon. I am a member of Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Historical Novel Society.

Kim’s world building is exquisite, and her voice is lovely and effortless. I’d read anything she wrote – Sharon Lynn Fisher, RITA Award finalist