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About the author

Kilby Blades is a 40-time-award-winning author of Romance and Women's Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. Kilby was honored with an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018, and has been lauded by critics for “easing feminism and equality into her novels” (IndieReader) and “writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal” (Publisher’s Weekly).

On Fridays, Kilby goes to movie matinees alone, where she eats Chocolate Pocky and buttered popcorn and drinks blackberry mojitos. She is a feminist, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story.

Keep tabs on what Kilby is up to by following her newsletter. She sends out book notes, bonus chapters and does giveaways for subscribers. Fair warning: she also overshares in the column about her life, called “TMI” ( To hang out with Kilby while she’s procrastinating on writing her next book, check out her Facebook group (