Karin Kallmaker has always written about lesbians and love and isn’t likely to change. Her thirty+ novels include Painted Moon, Captain of Industry, and Maybe Next Time. She’s also written more than five dozen short stories and novellas. She has won three Lambda Literary Awards and is a Golden Crown Literary Society Trailblazer.
When she’s not writing books she’s thinking about books, enjoying life in the San Francisco Bay Area, or embarking on new adventures by plane, train, or automobile. Learn more at kallmaker.com or search social media or favorite book sites for “Kallmaker”—there’s only one.
Lambda Literary Awards
Winner, three Lambda Literary Awards for The Kiss that Counted and Maybe Next Time in Lesbian Romance and In Deep Waters 2 in Lesbian Erotica, with multiple additional shortlist nods for Lesbian Romance, Lesbian Erotica and LGBT Science-Fiction Fantasy works.
GCLS Goldie Awards
Winner of the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award for The Kiss that Counted, the 2011 Trailblazer Award, with another six awards won for Frosting on the Cake 2: Second Helpings, Above Temptation, Just Like That and Sugar in Lesbian Romance and 18th & Castro and In Deep Waters 1 for Lesbian Erotica, along with numerous finalists.
My Lady Lipstick, Winner, Romantic Blend.
Captain of Industry, Finalist, Ann Bannon Popular Choice.
Because I Said So, Winner, Contemporary Romance: Short Novels.
Simply the Best, Finalist, Romantic Blend and Ann Bannon Popular Choice.
Richards LaBonte – Kallmaker transcends cliche with vivid characterization, logical plotting, and plenty of deep research…
Friends and Family
Her characters are so real you can’t help but picture them in your mind…
Lambda Book Report
Carol LeMasters – The best romances don’t simply evade issues; they offer us another way of dealing with them. After all, the issues with which these women struggle–homophobia, mortality, barriers of age and class–are ones we all encounter. More than enjoyable diversions, they can offer humorous insights into how we conduct relationships and truths we can take with us into “real life.” Situations may be cliché but not the authors’ treatment of them, and no matter how far-fetched the circumstances, the characters’ emotional experiences ring true.