Book Riot recently compiled a list of "A Great Big Guide To 2014’s Must-Read Books from Indie Presses." "I’m calling this the ICYMI List: It stands for “indie contributions you must ingest!” I love supporting independent publishers, and I love lists, so I’m so excited to have the opportunity to bring two of my favorite things together, and tell you about really amazing books at the same time! Feast your eyes on some of 2014’s best books from indie publishers. Here’s hoping you find a hidden gem for a friend, a loved one, or yourself."
Katie Gilmartin's Blackmail, My Love was featured as a must-read from Cleis Press. An illustrated murder mystery deeply steeped in San Francisco’s past, Blackmail, My Love distills history and fiction into a brilliant and visually stunning read.
Katie Gilmartin appeared on Out in the Bay, where she discussed the book and San Francisco's sordid and anti-gay past, which is the theme of the novel. She also appeared on CBS's Bay Sunday to talk about the historical inspiration for Blackmail, My Love.
KATIE GILMARTIN received a PhD in cultural studies from Yale, with an emphasis in Queer history. After teaching the history of sexuality and Queer studies for a decade at the University of California-Santa Cruz, University of California-Berkeley and The New College, she became a printmaker. Her prior publications are academic essays based on interviews she conducted with lesbians about their lives in the 1940s and 1950s.