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Kim Taylor Blakemore writes historical fiction and romance that explores women's lives and brings their struggles and triumphs out of the shadows of history and onto the canvas of our American past.

Her novel, UNDER THE PALE MOON, is due for release in Fall 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.

She is also the author of the novels BOWERY GIRL, and CISSY FUNK, winner of the WILLA Literary Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. Her interactive historical romances THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU and IT DON'T MEAN A THING, are available at SilkWords.com.

She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Women Writ
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Kim Taylor-Blakemore I don't know if I have writer's block, so much as I have blocked myself into a corner with a story or scene. It's a matter then of spooling back to…moreI don't know if I have writer's block, so much as I have blocked myself into a corner with a story or scene. It's a matter then of spooling back to the beginning, seeing if the character is acting according to themselves, or being forced to do what I feel is the right plot choice - and I find the character is always right! Other times, I will return to deepen character biographies, revisit major plot points, shift scenes and motivations. And other times, I just give it a rest for a week or so and let everything be.(less)
Kim Taylor-Blakemore Read read read. Read good books, great books, bad books. Figure out what makes them tick. Study craft, by going to workshops and reading craft books.…moreRead read read. Read good books, great books, bad books. Figure out what makes them tick. Study craft, by going to workshops and reading craft books. Watch movies and see how the three act structure works (when done well). Write. No matter what. Find time to sit down, put words on a page. One word leads to one sentence leads to one chapter leads to one story.

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Average rating: 3.38 · 140 ratings · 32 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Bowery Girl
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Cissy Funk
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Side Dish
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1998
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It Don't Mean a Thing
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