2011 Challenger: Blake M. Petit

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Greetings, all. I’m Blake M. Petit, author who cannot draw a straight line with a ruler, and I’m going to give this a go. One of my primary writing projects is a series of interconnected novels and short stories (and hopefully, someday, comic books) set in a superhero universe, and while my main characters are already pretty heavily fleshed out, this sounded like a great chance to develop a stable of background characters to further populate my universe. And who knows, if I like any of them enough, maybe they’ll step forward into the spotlight sooner or later. I’ll be presenting each of my characters not as artwork, but in a sort of “case files” edition written by one of my preexisting characters who’s keeping tabs on other heroes and villains turning up in his universe.

And I’ll actually be doing this project simultaneously with NaNoWriMo, where I’ll be tackling a new novel in my superhero universe. Clearly, I’ve lost my mind. But with any luck, this project will help feed that one.

Category: 2011

About the Author ()

Blake M. Petit is a writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, and teacher from Ama, Louisiana. He is the author of the novels Other People’s Heroes and The Beginner (coming soon as an eBook), as well as the short story collection A Long November and Other Tales of Christmas. His weekly comic book column, Everything But Imaginary, has appeared Wednesdays at CXPulp.com since 2003. In January of 2007 he joined with his longtime friend Chase Bouzigard to host the weekly 2 in 1 Showcase comic book podcast, appearing every weekend at CXPulp. Blake is a member of the board of directors of the Thibodaux Playhouse theatre company in Thibodaux Louisiana, where his original stage play The 3-D Radio Show was produced in 2004. In a former life as a newspaper editor, his weekly Think About It column won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best column in 2001. In his free time, he teaches high school English, which at the moment pays better than the rest of his more impressive-sounding endeavors put together.

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