I’m Erin Blakemore, a Boulder, Colorado-based journalist and historian.
My work has appeared in print and online publications such as TIME, The Washington Post, mental_floss, Smithsonian, JSTOR Daily, The Week, Popular Science, NPR’s This I Believe, Flavorwire, The Onion, Modern Farmer, and more.
My debut book, The Heroine’s Bookshelf (Harper), won a Colorado Book Award for Nonfiction and has been translated into Korean, Italian, and Portuguese.
You can often find me weighing in on books and reading for publications like Glamour and working with bookstores, book clubs, and organizations nationwide. I’ve also appeared on radio shows like NPR’s This I Believe, New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth, and BBC Radio5Live’s Up All Night. They tell me I’m a dynamic speaker and trainer, but I like to think myself as a person who gets paid for being curious.
“One of the most impressive freelancers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”
– Senior Content Editor, Backpacker Magazine
“An editor’s dream.”
– Assistant Editor, JSTOR Daily