Blake M. Petit of Ama, Louisiana, was born on Aug. 25, 1977, and pretty much has not stopped writing since. His works of short fiction - mostly science fiction/fantasy and humor - have appeared in the Louisiana English Journal and the Mosaic literary magazine. His first published short story, "Proxy," appeared in the Louisiana English Journal in 1999, and he keeps an e-mail list to which he sends an original short story "Christmas Card" each December.
His first novel, the superhero comedy Other People's Heroes, was released in July 2002 and serves as an unlikely starting point for a planned worlds-(and genre)-spanning epic unofficially called The Evertime Chronicles. Petit is a lifelong enthusiast for comic books, cartoons, dark fantasy, high fantasy and classic space opera, and it shows in his books.
A fan of unconventional storytelling, Petitís fiction frequently blends elements of science fiction, fantasy and horror, often with a healthy dose of humor on the side. All of his works, from his novels to his short fiction to his plays, take place in a shared multiverse of sorts, and Petit often cross-pollinates his stories, leaving "Easter Egg"-style links for the observant reader to find.
In addition to his novel work, Petit is the managing editor of the St. Charles Herald-Guide newspaper and author of a weekly humor column, "Think About It," which won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best regular column of 2001. Petit is also an active amateur actor and playwright, and is currently attempting to bring his first full-length comedy, "The 3-D Radio Show," to the stage.
Biography provided by the author, October 2002