I’m Erin Blakemore, a Boulder, Colorado-based journalist and historian. My debut book, The Heroine’s Bookshelf (Harper), won a Colorado Book Award for Nonfiction and has been translated into Korean, Italian, and Portuguese.

My work has appeared in print and online publications such as TIME, The Washington Post, mental_floss, Smithsonian, JSTOR Daily, Popular Science, NPR’s This I Believe, Flavorwire, The Onion, Modern Farmer, and more.

Books | Translation/Adaptation | Research | Clips


You can often find me weighing in on books and reading for publications like Glamour and working with bookstores, book clubs, and organizations nationwide. 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