Author Archives: Mermer Blakeslee

About Mermer Blakeslee

Mermer Blakeslee is the author of three novels. Her second, In Dark Water, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. “Leenie,” an excerpt from her latest novel, When You Live by a River was awarded the 2006 Narrative Prize, and two of her poems were finalists in Narrative's First and Second Annual Poetry Contests. Drawing on her work as a professional skier, she wrote A Conversation with Fear (formerly In the Yikes! Zone). She has received three fellowships in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Blakeslee was born, raised, and still lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

East Toledo, 2012

East Toledo could be the land that people forgot and keep forgetting. Mermer Blakeslee returns in 2012 campaigning for Obama, finding hope and inspiration. Continue reading

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