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Blake Northcott

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Blake Northcott is a Canadian author and comic book writer.

Northcott's 'Arena Mode Saga' is Kickstarter's most-funded science-fiction series of all time, and the first book in the series was nominated for Britain's prestigious BSFA (Best Novel of 2013).

The series went on to sell over 250,000 copies worldwide and has received over a thousand five-star reviews across multiple platforms.

Blake was a semi-finalist in James Patterson's 2017 Masterclass contest.

In 2018 Northcott's magical spy thriller 'The North Valley Grimoire' was the most-funded and most-backed original fiction novel on Kickstarter; in the first week of pre-orders, it was funding at the pace of a New York Times bestseller.

In addition to writing novels, Northcott has written '
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Someone on Facebook recently asked if I had any tricks for battling the dreaded evil curse known as ‘writer’s block’.

Whether you’re a seasoned author or taking your first stab at a novel, you’ve no doubt experienced this phenomenon at one time or another: hands frozen on your keyboard with a blank white screen glaring back at you, gazing into the abyss like a deer caught in headlights. Or equal... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.77 · 3,036 ratings · 308 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Arena Mode (The Arena Mode ...

3.74 avg rating — 1,500 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Assault or Attrition (The A...

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Vs. Reality (Vs. Reality, #1)

3.59 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Final Empire (The Arena Mod...

3.93 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 2015
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Relapse (Vs. Reality, #2)

3.97 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2012
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Legacy (Vs. Reality Series #3)

4.08 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2015
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Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 1 by David Wohl
"In honour of Administrative Professionals Day, and because I have recently taken up the position of Executive Assistant again, I decided I should finally read this.

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“You can bully people, you can threaten them, but you can't break someone unless they're willing to be broken.”
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“Thoughtful reflection has been replaced with mindless games and digital consumerism.”
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“Eventually reality will catch up with you, Dia. You can run and you can distract yourself, but you can't fight it off forever.”
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message 44: by Manfred (last edited Jan 25, 2016 11:49AM)

Manfred Wendler Thanks for accepting me! I'm still pretty much overwhelmed
by being on the same network as all my fave authors!! Pleasure
meeting you!


message 43: by Dean

Dean Blake Thanks for the friendship, Blake! Pleasure meeting a fellow sparkly vampire slayer in this world.


message 42: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


message 41: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Blake! Thanks for friending :)


message 40: by Dianna

Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request :)


message 39: by Jenna

Jenna thanks for friending Blake!

-jenna
www.coffeebooksandme.blogspot.com
:)


message 38: by Taznim

Taznim thanks for the add and good luck with your writing!!!


message 37: by Olivia

Olivia Hi, thanks for the add ;)


VampireNovelFan Thank for the friendvite, Blake! Best of luck with your writing and happy reading!

VNF
vampirenovelfan.wordpress.com


message 35: by Maurice

Maurice Hi, I see you're a fan of Neil Gaiman as well! He's my favourite author (followed by Terry Pratchett, and Tolkien).


message 34: by Melissa

Melissa Thanks for the friend request!


message 33: by Lina

Lina Hi Blake. wow, I loove Canada and Japan, but i have never been there..:'( Im in london, and my mom looves to traves, so I've seen a lot of countries around the world..:P :D


message 32: by Marco

Marco Blake, your book sounds awesome, adding to my shelf. So cool to meet a fellow comic aficionado. Feel free to visit my poetry site sometime www.theskyinsideyou.com. Cheers


message 31: by Haylee

Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you
-Haylee


message 30: by Blake

Blake Northcott BLOG POST! My review of Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise is back, baby - and he’s jumping off buildings instead of couches! http://bit.ly/uBvcTC

(technically not book-related, but who knows...there could be a Mission: Impossible book series one day, right?)


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


message 28: by Blake

Blake Northcott "Let’s go to the store and buy some spandex before we fight crime!" My NEW BLOG POST! Plus a giveaway... http://bit.ly/vgm0wa


message 27: by Blake (last edited Nov 28, 2011 08:17PM)

Blake Northcott Part two of my interview with author Kiri Callaghan - we talk comics, cosplay, and our mutual hatred of sparkling vampires. http://bit.ly/v8XBGa


message 26: by Blake

Blake Northcott My very own Black Friday special!

Get the Amazon Kindle Bestseller 'Vs. Reality' FREE - for one day only. http://bit.ly/sOVQz6


message 25: by Rachael

Rachael Wade Hey Blake, thanks for the friend add. :)

Happy reading and writing xo,
Rachael


message 24: by Blake

Blake Northcott For anyone who follows me on Twitter, I have NOT left, quit, gone missing or suddenly died.

Twitter just temporarily suspended my account. I'll be back! Promise!


message 23: by Blake

Blake Northcott Check it out!

My first interview since joining the upcoming 'Luna' book series with writer/actor John Ceallach, and Randy J. Goodwin from 'The Vampire Diaries'.

http://bit.ly/nHvDWN

Blake just lounging on the couch


message 22: by Becca

Becca Hi Blake! So nice to "meet" ya =D


message 21: by Blake

Blake Northcott Daniel wrote: "Hey Blake, I've reading Vs. Realityand have to say it's really good. Also if you feel like it check out my Amderesta The 4th Republic series at www.amderestathe4threpublic.com"

Thank you very much! And thank you for the link - I will check it out!


message 20: by Daniel

Daniel Zazitski Hey Blake, I've reading Vs. Realityand have to say it's really good. Also if you feel like it check out my Amderesta The 4th Republic series at www.amderestathe4threpublic.com


message 19: by Natasha (last edited Sep 26, 2011 04:39AM)

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me. Please check out my blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you.


message 18: by Aredhel

Aredhel Hi Blake!
Glad to see you here! :)


message 17: by Blake

Blake Northcott Check out the description and reviews here:

http://www.amazon.com/Vs-Reality-eboo...


ZedSe7en Blake wrote: "Zedse7en wrote: "Hi Blake, it's ZedSe7en from twitter. :) Thanks for the add."

No problem!! Glad we are Goodreads buddies now. :-)"


Blake wrote: "Zedse7en wrote: "Hi Blake, it's ZedSe7en from twitter. :) Thanks for the add."

No problem!! Glad we are Goodreads buddies now. :-)"


Will have to add your book to my "to read" list. :) what is it about?


message 15: by Blake

Blake Northcott Zedse7en wrote: "Hi Blake, it's ZedSe7en from twitter. :) Thanks for the add."

No problem!! Glad we are Goodreads buddies now. :-)


ZedSe7en Hi Blake, it's ZedSe7en from twitter. :) Thanks for the add.


message 13: by Dani

Dani C Hi Blake,
Thanks for the add! Do I take it you find my profile on twitter?
I have just purchased your book from amazon by the way - it looks like a good read. Will definitely let you know what I think when I've read it.

Dani x


message 12: by Jillian

Jillian Peery Hi Blake! Thanks for the add!


message 11: by P.J.

P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


message 10: by Rogier

Rogier hi good eve'n blake(coool name) I appreciate the opportunity to connect with you.


message 9: by Asa

Asa Don Brown Good evening Blake, I appreciate the opportunity to connect with you.

Asa


message 8: by Blake

Blake Northcott Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Blake, it is a pleasure to meet you."

Great to meet you too!


Harlequin Books Hello Blake, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 6: by Blake

Blake Northcott Currently reading Olympia Heights: The Pantheon by Amy Leigh Strickland. Loving it so far!


Gaiven Clairmont Thanks for accepting my dear, do have a blessed day and week


Stuart Land Thanks for adding me, Blake. Perfect timing as I just launched my newest book yesterday, EPIPHANY. www.amazon.com/dp/B005D3Z3ZG Already received it's first 5 star review!


Armida Publications hi Blake, thank you for being our friend


Andrew Mocete Okay, Twitter, Facebook, reading your blog and now Goodreads. I've got you on all fronts. All that's left is to get inside your HEAD! Bwahahaha!


William O'Brien Hi Blake - Thank you for your friendship on Goodreads!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view book snippets. Expected release end of March.
Best wishes, William


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