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    Kim Taylor Blakemore is an author, developmental editor and founder of the Novelitics Writers Collective. She writes historical novels that feature fierce, audacious, and often dangerous women. She writes about the thieves and servants, murderesses and mediums, grifters and frauds - the women with darker stories, tangled lies and hidden motives. 


    Her historical thrillers include The Deception, After Alice Fell (Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award, Best Historical), The Companion (Tucson Festival of Book Literary Award). She has also written two young adult historicals, Bowery Girl (New York Public Library Best Reads for Teens) and Cissy Funk (WILLA Award for Best Young Adult Fiction). 


    Her Wild-Willed Women of the West series, written as K.T. Blakemore, include the 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist The Good Time Girls and The Good Time Girls Get Famous. The series features bold women who take no prisoners and succeed through sheer grit, determination, and a parcel of luck. She is currently working on Book 3: The Good Time Girls Strike It Rich.


    Her passion for storytelling and nurturing authors led her to establish Novelitics Writers Collective (come write with us!). She loves coaching and supporting novelists on their creative journeys. Her love of the written word extends to teaching editing and craft workshops to organizations like The History Quill, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, RWA's Kiss of Death, and more.


    She lives with her family and passel of rescue cats and dogs in the Pacific Northwest. She loves the rain, is afraid of scary movies, and thinks the best meal consists of a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. 

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