The Author

Jimmy Blakemore


Jimmy Blakemore is an American writer known for his unique blend of the ordinary and the surreal in storytelling. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1992, to Deborah, a retail manager and loving mother, and Jimmy, a carpenter and go-kart racer. As an only child, his early exposure to storytelling was influenced by his mother's readings and his fascination with horror movies, Kaiju films, and 90s horror-themed children's shows like "Aaahh!! Real Monsters" and "Goosebumps."

Blakemore was homeschooled from the third grade, allowing him to delve deeply into subjects of interest, particularly reading and writing. During his teenage years, he was drawn to the works of Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, and Stephen King, with King's "1408" inspiring him to start writing his own stories.

His love for heavy metal and rock music, including artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Rob Zombie, and Nine Inch Nails, paralleled his passion for storytelling. These musical influences complemented his literary tastes and inspired him to weave complex narratives.

In 2022, Blakemore began pursuing his writing ambitions professionally by enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English program at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). His undergraduate work focused on ordinary people in extraordinary situations, imbuing the mundane with a sense of the uncanny. His writing has often been compared to that of Stephen King and Richard Matheson for its ability to transform the ordinary into realms of mystery and intrigue.

"The Road to Nowhere," a standout undergraduate story, played a key role in his acceptance into the MFA program at SNHU. His work in the MFA program has been lauded for its originality and depth, drawing favorable comparisons to renowned storytellers while maintaining a distinctive voice.

Today, Blakemore is dedicated to writing short stories that challenge and entertain, drawing on his varied influences, from childhood stories to the horror and music that fueled his imagination, all serving as the foundation for his unique narrative voice.

Press Bio

Jimmy Blakemore is an American author of horror, suspense, and psychological fiction. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University, where he is also pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He is an esteemed member of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and the Horror Writers Association.