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Blake Crouch is an American author that writes science fiction. Born in Statesville, North Carolina in 1978, the author went to the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) from where he studied English and Creative Writing.
Order of Wayward Pines Series
|1||Pines||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Wayward||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||The Last Town||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Blake Crouch Standalone Novels
|1||Abandon||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Famous||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||Snowbound||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||Draculas||2010||Description / Buy|
|5||Run||2011||Description / Buy|
|6||Eerie||2012||Description / Buy|
|7||Dark Matter||2016||Description / Buy|
|8||Recursion||2019||Description / Buy|
|9||Upgrade||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series
|1||Desert Places||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||Locked Doors||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Serial Uncut (Bad Girl)||2011||Description / Buy|
|4||Break You (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||Stirred||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Letty Dobesh Chronicles Collections
|1||Good Behavior||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Confidence Girl||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Serial Series with J.A. Konrath
|1||Serial Uncut (Bad Girl)||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Killers Uncut||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Blake Crouch Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Perfect Little Town (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Remaking (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||On the Good, Red Road (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||The Meteorologist (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||Hunting Season (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Blake Crouch Short Story Collections
|1||Fully Loaded Thrillers||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Forward Series
|1||Randomize||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Summer Frost (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||Ark (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|5||Emergency Skin (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|6||The Last Conversation (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series with J.A. Konrath
|1||Whiskey Sour||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||Bloody Mary||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Rusty Nail||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||Dirty Martini||2007||Description / Buy|
|5||Fuzzy Navel||2008||Description / Buy|
|6||Cherry Bomb||2009||Description / Buy|
|7||Shot of Tequila||2009||Description / Buy|
|8||Shaken||2010||Description / Buy|
|9||Stirred||2011||Description / Buy|
|10||Rum Runner||2016||Description / Buy|
|11||Last Call||2016||Description / Buy|
|12||White Russian||2017||Description / Buy|
|13||Shot Girl||2019||Description / Buy|
|14||Chaser||2019||Description / Buy|
|15||Old Fashioned||2020||Description / Buy|
|16||Bite Force||2022||Description / Buy|
|17||Jack Rose||2023||Description / Buy|
Crouch knew from the age of 6 that he wanted to write fiction. He admits that the field is challenging. It doesn’t offer any guarantees. As a father, he would never encourage his children to pursue publishing. He believes that aspiring writers should bolster their resume with skills they can fall back on when times become tough because the publishing industry is simply too unpredictable.
That being said, Crouch knew what he wanted to do from a young age and he made every effort possible to make his dreams a reality. Crouch wrote short stories in middle school and he started writing his first novel in high school.
He also further honed his abilities by scaring his brother with scary stories during bedtime. By the time he was 14, Crouch was already penning sequels to Star Wars movies. Suffice it to say, the writer’s eventual success was a long time in the making,
His first published novel was ‘Desert Places’. St. Martin’s Press gave Crouch his first book deal in 2001. Like many authors, a query letter got him an agent. She read and appreciated his manuscripts, eventually selling his first novel.
He was pretty optimistic about his prospects at the time. Crouch assumed that his first book deal would pave the way for greater success down the line. But he was wrong. While he wrote and published additional novels with St. Martin’s Press in the years that followed, his sales figures were abysmal.
For a time, Crouch was forced to contemplate the possibility that his publishing career would die out just a few years after it started. The diminishing financial performance of his work seemingly supported this conclusion.
It took the emergence of Kindle to give the author hope. eBooks changed everything for Blake Crouch. Realizing that he had a better chance of reaching more readers on his own, he republished his previous novels.
The transformation was immediate. Crouch’s sales figures rose dramatically. When he wrote ‘Wayward Pines’, he did not hesitate to publish it through Amazon, achieving even greater success. The author eventually returned to traditional publishing. He sold ‘Dark Matter’. his next novel to Penguin Random House.
More readers discovered Crouch’s work when his ‘Wayward Pines’ novels became a TV show. He pitched the idea to a few produces before Donald De Line took an interest. He pointed Crouch in the direction of Chad Hodge who loved the book. They crafted a pilot that Hodge took to his contacts, eventually securing M. Night Shyamalan’s involvement.
Shyamalan signed on as an executive producer. He also directed the first episode. The success of Wayward Pines encouraged Crouch to pursue additional opportunities in the world of movies and television.
Blake Crouch Books into Movies
‘Wayward Pines’ became a mystery and science fiction television show of the same name in 2015. Crouch’s Letty Dobesh novellas became a TV show called ‘Good Behavior’.
Best Blake Crouch Books
Crouch has written stories that have appeared in publications like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Some of the best titles in his bibliography include:
Recursion: The world is reeling from the effects of false memory syndrome. The condition assaults people with memories of a life they have never experienced, driving them mad in many cases. Helena Smith is a neuroscientist with a solution.
She has developed a method that will preserve the precious memories of her patients. But Barry Sutton, the New York cop investigating the phenomenon, has bigger concerns. An enemy is out to unmake the world, and only Barry and Helena can stop them.
Dark Matter: Jason Dessen was happy, as far as he knew. He had a wife and children he couldn’t wait to see. Jason was on his way home one random night when he was kidnapped. By the time he woke up, everything had changed. His wife and children were gone. In their place was a career that Jason had abandoned a long time ago.
He was a celebrated physicist with all the fame he could ever want. Someone had changed his reality and he wanted to know how.
When Does The Next Blake Crouch book come out?
The next book by Blake Crouch is Upgrade and will be released on July, 12th 2022.