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: a free press and democracy, exoplanets, 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.

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Recent Blog Posts

Land of Like

By Kate Blackwood | November 26, 2023

It’s my season to hit the heart button – and choose gratitude for the writing community those ‘likes” represent.

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Grab the Gu, launch the Cheez-Its, and recover on a playground

By Kate Blackwood | October 27, 2023

Marathon tips you won’t find anywhere else

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Writing about music

By Kate Blackwood | September 30, 2023

“This Woman’s Work” gathers 17 essays by women who use concrete experiences of music – a mix tape, a favorite song, an embarrassing encounter with a rock star – to open up larger stories.  

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