Born in Winston-Salem, NC, Kate Blackwell graduated from Wellesley College and earned an MA in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a reporter at the Raleigh News & Observer and editorial writer for the Greensboro Daily News, then moved to Washington, DC, where she was a freelance writer and editor and co-authored several nonfiction books before turning full-time to fiction.
Her stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and three anthologies. Her collection of stories, YOU WON'T REMEMBER THIS, was published by Southern Methodist University Press in 2007. She has taught fiction writing in the Washington area for fourteen years, at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD and other venues. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
She divides her time between Neavitt, MD, and Washington, DC.