Blake Crouch was born near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing.
2004 and 2005 saw the publications of his first two novels, DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS.
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.
His next novel, SNOWBOUND, is forthcoming in June 2010.
Blake lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book.