Karin Kallmaker

Author's Bio

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 karin@kallmaker.com or visit at Facebook or @kallmaker on Twitter.

Publications and Prizes

16 Shades of Lesbian Love
(Bella Books, 2012)
, 18th and Castro
(Bella Books, 2006)
, Above Temptation
(Bella Books, 2010)
, All the Wrong Places
(Bella Books, 2005)
, Car Pool
(Naiad Press, 1993)
, Christabel
(Bella Books, 1998)
, Comfort and Joy
(Bella Books, 2013)
, Embrace in Motion
(Naiad Press, 1997)
, Finders Keepers
(Bella Books, 2006)
, Frosting on the Cake
(Naiad Press, 2001)
, In Deep Waters 1
(Bella Books, 2007)
, In Every Port
(Naiad Press, 1989)
, Just Like That
(Bella Books, 2005)
, Love by the Numbers
(Bella Books, 2013)
, Making Up For Lost Time
(Naiad Press, 1997)
, Maybe Next Time
(Bella Books, 2003)
, One Degree of Separation
(Bella Books, 2004)
, Painted Moon
(Naiad Press, 1994)
, Paperback Romance
(Naiad Press, 1992)
, Roller Coaster
(Bella Books, 2012)
, Seeds of Fire
(Bella Books, 2002)
, Sleight of Hand
(Bella Books, 2001)
, Stepping Stone
(Bella Books, 2009)
, Substitute for Love
(Naiad Press, 2001)
, Sugar
(Bella Books, 2004)
, The Kiss that Counted
(Bella Books, 2008)
, Touchwood
(Naiad Press, 1991)
, Unforgettable
(Naiad Press, 2000)
, Warming Trend
(Bella Books, 2009)
, Watermark
(Naiad Press, 1999)
, Wild Things
(Naiad Press, 1995)
Prizes Won: 
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.

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Last updated: Mar 17, 2015