Love is the Universal Story
Karin Kallmaker's devotion to lesbian fiction began after the film Desert Hearts led her to the library and onward to the women-in-print network of publishers and bookstores. Her lesbian fiction novels include multiple Goldie and Lammy award-winners. Best-selling works include Cowboys and Kisses, Captain of Industry, The Kiss that Counted, Maybe Next Time, and Sugar, and span sapphic romance, lesbian erotica and lesbian science-fiction/fantasy. Regardless of genre, women are the heroes of their own lives in every story.
Translations of her novels include Spanish, French, German and Czech. More than five dozen short stories have appeared in anthologies from publishers like Alyson, Circlet, Cleis, Bold Strokes, and Haworth. Current and many backlist titles have been professionally performed for audio editions.
Her writing career began in 1989 with the storied Naiad Press where she was fortunate to work with Barbara Grier and Donna McBride. Katherine V. Forrest was her first editor and continues to edit recent works as well. She has worked with numerous editors as a writer and during her tenure as editorial director for Bella Books.
Current novels are published with Bella Books and her bibliography includes thirty novels in print and dozens of short stories and novellas. She is a Stonewall Library and Archives Distinguished Author and a Golden Crown Literary Society Trailblazer.
The California native lives near San Francisco. She and her partner are the mothers of two exceptional kids, now all grown up. She blogs regularly at Romance and Chocolate and is quite pleased to be descended from Lady Godiva.
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