Kim Bladwin

Kim BaldwinKim has made her living as a writer for more than three decades, working as an Emmy-winning journalist in network news for nearly twenty years before she began penning fiction.

She resides in a national forest in Michigan, with few neighbors and a long drive to get to the nearest airport, movie theater, or ethnic restaurant. She never imagined herself a novelist; her first book, Hunter’s Pursuit, was written as a way to fight off cabin fever during a long winter and was sent off to a publisher at the encouragement of friends. The positive feedback she received from readers hooked her to continue writing more romantic lesbian adventures.

Travel is a major obsession, and she spends at least a couple of months a year abroad. Kim first went to Europe at age fourteen, traveling with her parents on a five week excursion through a dozen countries. Four years later, she returned as part of a singing and dancing troupe, performing in town squares and castles and staying with local families.

The decades since have been filled with many more far-flung excursions….riding a camel at the Pyramids of Giza, crossing the U.N. green line at Cyprus, dogsledding above the Arctic Circle in Alaska, watching Paris awaken from atop Notre Dame Cathedral, motorcycling the Blue Ridge parkway, watching shuttles launch from a kayak near Cape Canaveral, skiing Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, climbing Diamondhead in Hawaii, exploring the beaches of Halkidiki, Greece. Her travels and journalism background provide great fodder for her novels, and her younger years in community theater have paid off in her new passion–narrating audiobooks. She has recorded audiobooks of her own novel, Breaking the Ice, and the Rose Beecham mystery Grave Silence.

A 2012 Lambda Literary Award winner and 2011 Lambda finalist, Kim is also the recipient of a 2011 Rainbow Award For Excellence, a 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award, four Golden Crown Literary Society Awards, eight Lesbian Fiction Readers’ Choice Awards, and an Alice B. Readers Appreciation Award. The Alice B. Medal is given annually to living writers who have careers distinguished by consistently well-written stories about lesbians. The award is given once, only, in appreciation of career achievement. Her books been translated into Dutch, Russian, and Spanish, and Lethal Affairs won 2nd place among Dutch readers for All-Time Best Lesbian International Book.

Kim is a member of PAN (Published Author’s Network), Romance Writers of America, and the Rainbow Romance Writers, Chapter #217 of the RWA.