Kate Blackwell worked as a journalist and editor before turning full-time to fiction. Her first story collection, YOU WON'T REMEMBER THIS, was published in hardback in 2007 by Southern Methodist University Press. It was re-issued in 2015 in paperback and eBook by Bacon Press Books.
Her stories have appeared in literary magazines, including So To Speak, New Letters, The Literary Review, Agni, Sojourner, The Greensboro Review, Prairie Schooner, Carve, and The Delmarva Review, and in three anthologies.
She led workshops and taught fiction for fourteen years at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and other venues in Washington D.C. 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 lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.