Karin Kallmaker has been exclusively devoted to lesbian fiction since the publication of her first novel in 1989. As an author published by the storied Naiad Press, she worked with Barbara Grier and Donna McBride, and has been fortunate to be mentored by a number of editors, including Katherine V. Forrest.
In addition to multiple Lambda Literary Awards, she has been featured as a Stonewall Library and Archives Distinguished Author. Other accolades include the Ann Bannon Popular Choice and other awards for her writing, as well as the selection as a Trailblazer by the Golden Crown Literary Society. She is best known for novels such as Painted Moon, Substitute for Love, Touchwood, Maybe Next Time and The Kiss that Counted.
The California native is the mother of two and blogs at Romance and Chocolate: http://www.kallmaker.wordpress.com/. Write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at Facebook or @kallmaker on Twitter.
Publications and Prizes
Comfort and Joy (Bella Books, 2013), Love by the Numbers (Bella Books, 2013), 16 Shades of Lesbian Love (Bella Books, 2012), Roller Coaster (Bella Books, 2012), Above Temptation (Bella Books, 2010), Stepping Stone (Bella Books, 2009), Warming Trend (Bella Books, 2009), The Kiss that Counted (Bella Books, 2008), In Deep Waters 1 (Bella Books, 2007), 18th and Castro (Bella Books, 2006), Finders Keepers (Bella Books, 2006), All the Wrong Places (Bella Books, 2005), Just Like That (Bella Books, 2005), One Degree of Separation (Bella Books, 2004), Sugar (Bella Books, 2004), Maybe Next Time (Bella Books, 2003), Seeds of Fire (Bella Books, 2002), Frosting on the Cake (Naiad Press, 2001), Sleight of Hand (Bella Books, 2001), Substitute for Love (Naiad Press, 2001), Unforgettable (Naiad Press, 2000), Watermark (Naiad Press, 1999), Christabel (Bella Books, 1998), Embrace in Motion (Naiad Press, 1997), Making Up For Lost Time (Naiad Press, 1997), Wild Things (Naiad Press, 1995), Painted Moon (Naiad Press, 1994), Car Pool (Naiad Press, 1993), Paperback Romance (Naiad Press, 1992), Touchwood (Naiad Press, 1991), In Every Port (Naiad Press, 1989)
Two Lambda Literary Awards for lesbian romance, one Lambda Literary Award for lesbian erotica, five Golden Crown Literary Society awards for lesbian fiction, as well as other recognitions and numerous finalist placements.