J.R. Blackwell is a writer, photographer and contortionist who lives in Philadelphia.

Her essay "Evidence of a Baker" was published in the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in March 2006.

Her stories have been published by Aoife's Kiss, Kaleidotrope, Bewildering Stories, Static Movement Magazine, EMG Magazine, HeavyGlow Magazine and in the first Podiobook anthology "Voices: New Media Fiction".

She is one of the founding members of 365tomorrows.com which produces a new piece of science fiction daily.


J.R. has produced the covers to the Anthology "Voices: New Media Fiction" the novel "Playing for Keeps". and the novels "The Case of the Singing Sword" and" Pitchers Pendant", both by Tee Morris.

Her photography has been featured in SubLit Magazine and Flames Rising.

J.R. holds a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    sxyblkmn says:

    "JR Blackwell is, what I call, an American Renaissance Woman. Photographer, Writer, Model, former Freak Show Performer, an all around Creative Dynamo.

    Her flickr only lets you see into the photographer/model part of her artistic life. Do yourself a favor and google her so you can get the rest of the pieces.

    In short, she rocks :)"

    June 18th, 2008

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    evo_terra says:

    "JR is an incredibly talented person -- behind or in front of the lens. I always look forward to her new images."

    August 22nd, 2007

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    Katie West! says:

    "JR Blackwell is mentioned often when it comes to naming influences. She is brought up quite a bit when we talk of inspirations. I still think it strange that she gets surprised when people recognize her talent. When people want to use her for that talent; whether it be her writing, or her photography, which are both incredible. But it's that very thing fact about her - how humble she is - that makes me love her all the time. How can a woman like her not realize how absolutely wonderful she is?"

    April 11th, 2007

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    Jack Scoresby says:

    "If you want to know anything about J.R. Blackwell then I want you to know that she's nothing if not imaginative. Her photos are experiments with her eyes and ours. We get to see the things we don't bother to put together when she gets to work. She's emotion in the most inventive way you can be in everyday life. She's every afternoon of our lives if we just bothered to take everything in."

    January 28th, 2007

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    Kristin Brenemen says:

    "This lovely lady is a hidden trove of talents.

    Oh, and she's pretty hot too."

    May 30th, 2006

Name:
J.R. Blackwell
Joined:
March 2006
Currently:
Philadelphia, USA
I am:
Female
Occupation:
Writer
Website:
www.jrblackwell.com