Blake is a science fiction/fantasy writer from a small town in southern California. He grew up reading fantasy novels, surfing, and playing copious amounts of video games. When he was 19 years old, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taichung, Taiwan, where he learned Mandarin Chinese and developed a great love for Chinese food (second only to his love for Mexican food).

He attended Brigham Young University, where he met his wife and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. Now, they live in Tennessee with their chubby baby boy.

He has been an avid fantasy reader since he was in middle school, and some of his favorite books include: