I’m Erin Blakemore, a Boulder, Colorado-based journalist and historian.
My work has appeared in publications like TIME, The Washington Post, National Geographic, mental_floss, Smithsonian, Longreads, JSTOR Daily, The Week, Reuters Health, Popular Science, and more. I report daily for History.com and weekly on the culture of science and health for the Washington Post.
My debut book, The Heroine’s Bookshelf (Harper), won a Colorado Book Award for Nonfiction and has been translated into Korean, Italian, and Portuguese.
Sometimes I’m interviewed in publications like Glamour, and I work 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 of 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