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.


Recent Blog Posts

snowy field, running dog

Winter running 101

By Kate Blackwood | November 18, 2020

‘Tis the season to dress up like a twinkle light covered traffic cone! And other cold-weather running tips.

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Book Review: Home

By Kate Blackwood | November 17, 2020

What I want to review regarding “Home” by Marilynne Robinson is myself as a reader.

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Book review: Where the Crawdads Sing

By Kate Blackwood | November 15, 2020

I’d like to suggest a few alternate titles for this marvelous novel by Delia Owens.

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