Kay Smith-Blum

Kay Smith-Blum, a recovering retailer, writing in Seattle, was named Woman Business Owner (NWWA) of 2013. Smith-Blum is also a former President of the Seattle School Board and co-authored the “Every Man, Every Woman” series published by Schurman Fine Papers. She has written two novels of historical fiction, currently being submitted for agent review. Her humorous essays can be found online at Pif Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, The Furious Gazelle, Quail Bell Magazine, Bewildering Stories and Down in the Dirt Magazine (print anthology 2020). Her short fiction can be found now or in the future at Fiction Southeast, Change Seven, Minerva Rising Press and several others. Smith-Blum was born and raised in Austin, TX and has a BBA from the University of TX. She is a member of the Seattle Writer's Daylight Group, CommuterLit Writer's Circle, PNWA and AWP. 
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Award Type
A contested will pulls a former female State Supreme Court Justice and a pre-law undergrad struggling with her identity into an unlikely friendship. Set against the backdrop of MLK’s final years, The House on Desco Drive rights past mistakes and reveals a path to unity, one relationship at a time.
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