Biography

Blake Northcott is a Canadian author, screenwriter, and producer.

In May 2021, Papa Octopus Productions announced they were producing 'The Omega Artifact', a feature film written and co-produced by Blake Northcott, based on her novella of the same name.

In March 2021 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. 

 

In July 2020 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. The 2nd printing of issue #23 sold out in August 2020, and the follow-up issue, Catwoman #24, sold out before it hit stores as well.

Some of her previous comic book writing experience includes 'Synapse', which appeared in the Heavy Metal #300 All-Star edition, 'Fathom' for Aspen Comics, 'Vampirella' for Dynamite Comics, and the surprise indie hit of 2020, 'Everglade Angels' for Scout Comics.

She broke into the comic book industry as an editorial writer at Mark Millar's Millarworld ('Jupiter's Legacy', 'Kick-Ass', 'Supercrooks', 'Kingsman: The Secret Service').

 

In 2018 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), and went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in 2019 (Magic Realism Category).

In 2017 she was a semi-finalist in the James Patterson Masterclass writing contest.

From 2013-2015, Northcott's science-fiction/superhero trilogy, 'The Arena Mode Saga' became the most-backed and most-funded Kickstarter series ever in Canada (Publishing/Fiction Category) and remains one of the platform's top-performing series of prose novels worldwide.

In 2013 'Arena Mode' was on the nomination list for the prestigious BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Best Novel award.

The Arena Mode books are international bestsellers on Amazon, and are part of the high school curriculum in the state of Florida.

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Outside of her professional career, Blake supports and promotes several charities, including the BINC Foundation, SickKids Foundation, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

As a Canadian citizen, she voted for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada in 2015 and 2019 general elections. Though some of her family members are American, or hold dual American/Canadian citizenship, Blake only holds Canadian citizenship, and therefor cannot vote in US elections.

 

She is half Slovakian, but as she was born in Canada, she does not hold Slovak citizenship. As a child Blake lived in Tokyo, Japan and attended school there, but returned to Canada to complete her education. She is a McMaster University graduate, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature, with a minor in Art History.

Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys international travel, cooking, gardening, and interior design.

Northcott lives with her partner and two children in a small town near the Greater Toronto Area.