Writer of facts and fiction

I write novels and stories inspired by sets of facts and bodies of knowledge. I'm a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and my writing appears in Iron Horse, Stone Canoe, Sport Literate, and elsewhere. Find my review of Best Microfiction 2021 at Trampset. I'm at work on a novel composed of short stories, all connected by water.

As a writer for Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences, I report on faculty research in a wide range of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: baby talk, extreme astronomy, and a submarine robot named Icefin.

Send me a thought, a link, or a poem. I love to connect with people in the writing community. And fellow runners and theater geeks, too.


Recent Blog Posts

Movies of the month: Love and Labor

By Kate Blackwood | March 18, 2023

In which the protagonists love what they labor at, interrupt love for labor, find love through labor, or, in the case of the last one, kidnap a sexist, egotistical boss and suspend him from the ceiling of his own country house.

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Red Cross Ash Wednesday

By Kate Blackwood | February 25, 2023

Instead of a grey cross made of ash imposed on my forehead, I received a certificate with a red cross in my email.

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Zombie trucks and perpetual Christmas

By Kate Blackwood | February 4, 2023

Resurrecting my Read of the Week to ponder the humans of overland transport.

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