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 or is forthcoming in Iron Horse, Stone Canoe, Red Line Blues, SN Review, The Metamer Quarterly, and elsewhere. Right now, I'm at work on a novel in short stories connected by water.

I live in Ithaca, New York, where I work as a writer for Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences, reporting on faculty research in a variety of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: cyclones, male entitlement, black holes, and a book of spellbinding poetry.

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.

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Recent Blog Posts

Police vehicle in front of the US Capitol building

Read of the week: Pushover police

By Kate Blackwood | January 10, 2021

How did a mob of Trump supporters break into the US Capitol building, interrupting a joint session of Congress vital to ratifying the results of the 2020 election?

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Book Review: Let Your Mind Run

By Kate Blackwood | December 31, 2020

In “Let Your Mind Run,” Deena Kastor counts the mind as an essential part of a runner. Using her own story, she considers the power of the mind to motivate the body.

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Person playing an upright piano

Book Review: Jack

By Kate Blackwood | December 21, 2020

He puts on his charming self, his dark self, his lost self. But Della is not the sort to be charmed.

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