Kendare Blake grew up in the small city of Cambridge, Minnesota. She is a graduate of Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York and received a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in London, England. She loves to travel, is an advocate for animals, and cheats a lot when she plays Final Fantasy. Adopted from South Korea at the age of seven months, she arrived with the following instruction: "Feed her chocolate." Though not medically advisable, she and her parents are eternally grateful for this advice.
Kendare is the author of six novels: the contemporary SLEEPWALK SOCIETY, YA horror duo ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (2011 NPR Top 5, Kirkus Top Ten), and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES (2012 Kirkus Reviews Top Ten), and the Greek mythology-based Goddess War trilogy (ANTIGODDESS (2013), MORTAL GODS (2014), UNGODLY (9/22/15).
She is also a contributor to the horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS (8/18/2015), and the school-shooting-themed novel in seventeen viewpoints, VIOLENT ENDS (9/1/2015).
Coming in 2016: the dark fantasy series THREE DARK CROWNS.