Blake Nelson grew up in Portland, OR. He began his career writing short humor pieces for Details Magazine.
His first novel GIRL, was serialized in SASSY Magazine and was made into a film starring Dominque Swain, Portia De Rossi and Selma Blaire.
His 2006 novel PARANOID PARK was made into a film by Gus Van Sant.
His newest book THE PRINCE OF VENICE BEACH (Little Brown) was released in June 2014.