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.

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 wide range of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: babies, black holes, 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

Woman on porch

Most improved

By Kate Blackwood | April 28, 2020

You have to start somewhere. And for a long time, I didn’t want to admit that I needed to start.

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Person in mask holding red umbrella

Mask mandatory

By Kate Blackwood | April 27, 2020

It somehow circled back to the face mask. My first interaction in the place was muffled by the absence of facial cues. The front desk monk scared me rather than making me feel welcome.

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Blue water up close

The two-fold nature of water

By Kate Blackwood | April 11, 2020

The element that could kill you will also hold you up. The difference is a matter of trust.

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