1189 Beall Ave 44691 Wooster, Ohio, United States
Louise Blum received a Bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster.
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
Louise Blum studied at the University of Iowa.
(When her father dies, Maura Jaegar emerges from seclusion...)
When her father dies, Maura Jaegar emerges from seclusion in rural Pennsylvania and returns to her small hometown, where she must come to terms with her brother's death in Vietnam, her troubled childhood, and her mother's disapproval of her homosexuality.
(This is a funny, moving story about life in a small town,...)
This is a funny, moving story about life in a small town, from the point of view of a pregnant lesbian. Louise A. Blum, author of the critically acclaimed novel Amnesty, now tells the story of her own life and her decision to be out, loud, and pregnant. Mixing humor with memorable prose, Blum recounts how a quiet, conservative town in an impoverished stretch of Appalachia reacts as she and a local woman, Connie, fall in love, move in together, and determine to live their life together openly and truthfully.
Louise Blum graduated from Chardon High School in 1978. She studied history and received a Bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster in 1982. In 1988, Blum graduated from the University of Iowa (Iowa Writers' Workshop).
In 1982-1985, Louise Blum worked as an inmate advocate and community organizer in low-income neighborhoods in Columbus and Atlanta. In 1987-1988, she was a teaching assistant and instructor of creative writing at the University of Iowa. In 1988-1989, Blum was an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Nebraska. From 1989, she has been working as an associate professor of English at Mansfield University.
Blum’s first novel, "Amnesty," was published in 1995. Her book "You're Not From Around Here, Are You?' (2000) was included in the University of Wisconsin Press’s series "Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiography." The press was honored with the Lambda Literature Foundation's 2002 Publisher’s Service Award, given to recognize organizations that have done exemplary work in the field of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered literature. The book itself was also a Lambda Literary Award finalist.
Louise Blum married Connie Sullivan. They have a daughter.