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Blake Northcott is a novelist, screenwriter, and teacher at the Kubert School.


She’s currently Editor-in-Chief of Massive Publishing.


Massive is the home of comics and graphic novels including ‘Zorro’, Assassin’s Creed', ‘Wesley Snipes’ ‘Exiled’, and ‘The North Valley Grimoire’ – a comic series based on her best-selling novel of the same name.







  • Blake Northcott was named Editor-in-Chief of Massive Publishing

  • ‘Weird Tales Presents: 100 Years of Weird’ was released by Blackstone Publishing, with stories by R.L. Stine, Laurel K. Hamilton, and Blake Northcott

  • Blake was a featured guest and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, Granite State Comic Con, and signed books at The Golden Apple in L.A.




  • 'Heavy Metal Presents: Arena Mode' was released in bookstores across North America, including Barnes & Noble; the book was distributed by Simon & Schuster

  • Blake began teaching at the world-renowned Kubert School (the only accredited school devoted entirely to cartooning and comic books).

  • Blake was a featured guest and panelist at San Diego Comic Con




  • Heavy Metal Studios, co-producing with Range Media, optioned 'The Arena Mode Saga', and announced they would be adapting the series of novels for TV

  • 'Echoes from the Void' sold out, and went into a 2nd printing




  • Northcott made her DC Comics debut with 'Catwoman' #23; it sold out at the distributor level before it hit stores, and ten days later a 2nd printing was announced

2018 - 2019

  • Northcott wrote the magical spy thriller, 'The North Valley Grimoire', which became the most-backed and most-funded Kickstarter novel in Canadian history (Publishing/Fiction Category)

  • 'The North Valley Grimoire', went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in 2019 (Magic Realism Category).


  • Northcott was a semi-finalist in the James Patterson Masterclass writing contest

2014 - 2016

  • The follow-up books to Arena Mode - 'Assault or Attrition' and 'Final Empire', become international bestsellers on Amazon



  • Northcott’s novel ‘Arena Mode’ becomes the #1 crowdfunded novel of the year, and is an international bestseller in the US, Canada, UK, and France on Amazon

  • Arena Mode was on the nomination list for a BSFA (British Science Fiction Award) for Best Novel




Northcott holds a B.A. in English Literature from McMaster University (Ontario, Canada)

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