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Full Name: Mermer Blakeslee
Mermer Blakeslee has published two novels, Same Blood and In Dark Water. In Dark Water was selected by Barnes and Noble for its Discover Great New Writers series. Mermer was awarded three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in fiction, the most recent in 2008. An excerpt from Digger's God, her latest novel, won the 2006 Narrative prize from Narrative Magazine. Mermer is also a professional skier and her non-fiction book, In the Yikes! Zone: A Conversation with Fear, emerged from over twenty years of intensive work with fearful students. She was born, raised and still lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Northeastern United States.
Transportation: Car.
Dates Available: May - November.
Fees: Negotiable, minimum $150, plus travel, lodging, and food.
Contact Information: NY
Email: mermer@citlink.net
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Author's Timeline:
1989 Greene County
Same Blood
(Pub: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0-395-48601-7.)
1998 Delaware County
In Dark Water
(Pub: Ballantine. ISBN: 0-345-41777-1.)
2002 (Unknown) County
In the Yikes! Zone: A Conversation with Fear
(Pub: Dutton. ISBN: 0-525-94638-1)
1957 Greene County
Mermer Blakeslee was born in Greene County, New York, and lived there from 1957 until 1975 and from 1979 from 1988. Her first novel was written and set in Greene County. 
1988 Delaware County
Mermer Blakeslee moved to Delaware County, New York, in 1988. Her second and third novels were written and set there. 
2012 (Unknown) County
When You Live By A River
(Pub: Narrative Library ISBN: 0984381686 / 978-0984381685 )
Novel, a story about love, death, religion, and land which takes place in 1931 in rural New York beneath what is now a reservoir. 

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