Before “Pines” and the TV Series “Wayward Pines” I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Blake Crouch. ~ SF Parrott updated 6/2016
Original Podcast: April 2011
I am thrilled to have as my guest this week, BLAKE CROUCH. Widely popular author of such thrillers as ‘ABANDON’, and ‘RUN’.
We discussed Blake’s latest book “RUN”. To call RUN a thriller is an understatement. An excellent read, RUN pulls the reader into the fight of one family trying to stay alive in a world is inexplicably inflicting mass Genocide.
We also talked about the importance of proofreading your work before publishing. Too many grammatical errors are slipping by, enough to spoil the worth of the book. Granted, not every error may be found, but the effort needs to be put forth.
Blake is fortunate to have a proofreader as well as an e-formatter to code his works into professional Kindle and EPUB format. He said he uses a Kindle friendly Word document when writing, and then while he is waiting for his formatter to professionally create his MOBI and EPUB files, he uploads his version to Amazon.
If you are a newbie writer, then self-publishing is a good stepping-stone to get your career started. Blake still likes the process of a traditional publisher, but also embraces e-publishing and I am thankful he has. His work is exceptional and I am happy to count him as one of my favorite authors.
About Blake Crouch
BLAKE Crouch has written several novels, novellas, and short stories. Born in 1978 near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina Blake attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing.
His first two novels, DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS were published in 2004 and 2005. Beginning in late 2005, and inspired by his relocation to Durango, Colorado, he researched and wrote a book set in the past and present in a remote mining town high in the San Juan Mountains. The resulting novel, ABANDON, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009, and was an IndieBound Notable Selection. His newest thriller, SNOWBOUND, also from St. Martin’s, was released in 2010.
Blake has written short fiction that has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Thriller 2, and other anthologies, including SHIVERS VI from Cemetery Dance. In 2009, he co-wrote “Serial” with J.A. Konrath, as well as co-authored DRACULAS in 2010, with Jack Kilborn (J.A. Konrath), Jeff Strand and F. Paul Wilson.
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