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Karin Kallmaker

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Karin Kallmaker has been exclusively devoted to lesbian fiction since the publication of her first novel in 1989. As an author published by the storied Naiad Press, she worked with Barbara Grier and Donna McBride, and has been fortunate to be mentored by a number of editors, including Katherine V. Forrest.

In addition to multiple Lambda Literary Awards, she has been featured as a Stonewall Library and Archives Distinguished Author. Other accolades include the Ann Bannon Popular Choice and other awards for her writing, as well as the selection as a Trailblazer by the Golden Crown Literary Society. She is best known for novels such as Painted Moon, Simply the Best, Touchwood, The Kiss that Counted and Captain of Industry.

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Love by the Numbers

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Painted Moon

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Wild Things

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Touchwood

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Unforgettable

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Substitute for Love

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All the Wrong Places

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The Kiss That Counted

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Just Like That

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Warming Trend

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“...It's who you are. You're like a hummingbird, defying reality, a beautiful mystery, spreading your sweetness to all the needy flowers. Well, I'm no pretty garden blossom and I don't need your brand of sugar.”
Karin Kallmaker, The Kiss That Counted

“Oh, a math word problem. You're flirting with me, aren't you?”
Karin Kallmaker, Captain of Industry

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