Paul Blake


I started writing in September 2016. I have written a number of short stories and have just finished writing my debut novel - A Young Man's Game, after becoming a finalist in the 2017 Pen to Print Book Challenge. A Young Man's Game will be published in 2018.
I was a late beginner to writing. I was failing an Open University degree in Information Technology, I just cannot get my head around programming languages, the structure, and the logic is fine, just the actual languages. I was running out of time to complete the degree so I changed to an Open Degree to give me a chance of gaining a grade. On a whim, I chose a Creative Writing module and found I really enjoyed it. I also seemed to be pretty good at it, which helps. I do struggle with grammar and punctuation though, so I apologise if I use too many or too few commas or semi-colons in my writing.
My favourite authors are (in no particular order): Neal Stephenson, Nick Harkaway, Cory Doctorow, David Morrell, Peter Clines, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Michael Marshall Smith, Tom Rob Smith, Ernest Cline, and I hope one day to be able to produce a novel half as good as theirs.
I was born in 1975, am married to a beautiful and supportive wife Helen and have 3 boys aged 18, 6 and 3.
I have a blog at and can be found on Twitter @paulblakeauthor, feel free to say hi.
I hope you enjoy my work and I look forward to reading your critiques and reviews.

Where to find Paul Blake online


A Young Man's Game - Teaser Trailer
A teaser trailer for my upcoming book A Young Man's Game.


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Smashwords book reviews by Paul Blake

  • Collected Third Millennia Piffle on Nov. 23, 2017

    An excellent collection of short stories nicely presented in ebook format. Craig Cavanagh writes his stories in such an engaging way it makes it very hard to put the book down. There was a nice mix of stories some science and technology related, some football, and my favourite an epic tale of revenge. Each story even the darkest contain humour and excellent wordplay. My favourite stories? The aforementioned revenge story Small Business Plan 326B, Appman - Extended Version, The Spugal Nut and Girls on Film. I highly recommend this collection.