The Author

Jimmy Blakemore


Jimmy Blakemore was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1992, the only child of his parents. During his early childhood, his mother nurtured his love of reading with stories about dinosaurs and green eggs and ham. Later, he and his parents moved to the suburb of Concord, North Carolina.

During his childhood, he was homeschooled by his mother. This allowed him to find the subjects he was most passionate about and pursue them further, namely reading, writing, and foreign languages. Entering his teen years, he started to focus on dark poetry, song lyrics, and the works of authors such as Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, and Stephen King.

However, his encounter with Stephen King’s “1408” pushed him to write his own stories. He became enthralled with the blend of realism and the supernatural, the ordinary and extraordinary. It was a pivotal moment that sent him on a trajectory to write his own narratives blending the horror, suspense, and psychological genres.

Later, he would take on many various jobs to help support his parents. Life led him away from his passion for writing. He worked in manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare, information technology, and even as a real estate broker. However, his passion for writing never died.

Then as he was nearing the age of thirty, he felt burned out. He decided to pursue writing as a career. He began searching for writing degrees and found the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English program at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in 2022.

He earned membership in Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society and wrote several short stories during his undergraduate studies, including “The Dead Writer’s Society,” “The Bahner House,” “The Sound of A,” “The Paradise Estates,” “The Dinner Party,” and “The Ones We Love” before graduating in the fall of 2023.

However, before completing his bachelor’s degree, he realized that he wanted to pursue higher education in the craft of writing. He applied for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at SNHU. For his application, he wrote "The Road to Nowhere" and was accepted.

Currently, he is working on writing short stories and is a contributing writer for The Writing Cooperative and ILLUMINATION on

Press Bio

Jimmy Blakemore is an author of horror, suspense, and psychological fiction. His influences include Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, and Richard Matheson, with his inaugural encounter with horror as a writer when he read “1408” by Stephen King. He holds a Bachelor of Art in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University, and he is currently a candidate in their Master of Fine Art in Creative Writing program. He is a proud member of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society, and the Horror Writers Association.