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Kim Taylor Blakemore



Kim Taylor Blakemore's latest novel The Companion, a historical suspense, will be published in early 2020 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, set in 1883 New York; and Cissy Funk, a Willa Literary Award winner for Best YA Novel.

She is a member of Women's Fiction Writing Association and Historical Novel Society, and teaches Craft of Fiction and Historical Fiction workshops with PDX Writers in Portland, Oregon.

Outside of writing, she is a veteran saber fencer, history nerd, and gothic novel lover. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon and loves the rain. Truly. Except in the middle of winter and walking the dogs.
 

Genres: Historical
 

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