Selected Works

A novella and stories at the intersection of family, wilderness, and survival.
A tribe of survivors band together to discover the meaning of love and community.
A love story complicated by the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement.
Three women--a composer, a galley cook, and a climate change geologist--take jobs in Antarctica where they fall in love and into trouble.
A moment of simultaneous grace and injustice leads to the unraveling of three lives.
Two sisters unveil the truth about their brother's disappearance.
Lori, an adult bicycle mechanic, learns to read -- and much more.
Sports and adventure stories.
For Kids
Armchair travel to Antarctica.
Victoria saves an endangered continent.
River wants to make the WNBA!
A mountain lion prowls into an urban neighborhood.
Two girls survive in a mountain storm.

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Sweat: Stories and a Novella

"It's a slam dunk...she shoots, she's a home run...actually, the sports cliches aren't nearly enough praise for Bledsoe's elegant writing about women hard at play and ready to love. Nor do they do justice to the grace, humor and universality of her stories, smooth and absorbing tales about living, learning and growing up." -- Richard Labonte

"In an outstanding novella and satisfying stories, Bledsoe shows herself to be a smart and savvy writer.... In this tender work, Bledsoe perfectly evokes the healing power of the outdoors." -- Publishers Weekly

"[Bledsoe] can make you taste the particular air at the top of a mountain pass in summer." -- Alan Cheuse, NPR's All Things Considered