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

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

Books | Translation/Adaptation | Research | Clips


A dynamic speaker and trainer, Erin has been interviewed on books and reading by publications like Glamour and regularly works with bookstores, book clubs, and organizations nationwide.

“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