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 an award winning film by Gus Van Sant and was published in twelve foreign countries.
His 2011 acclaimed novel RECOVERY ROAD has been adapted into a TV series of the same name which will premier on January 18, 2016, on ABC FAMILY.