By blakemp

Blake M. Petit is a writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, and teacher from Ama, Louisiana. He is the author of several novels, short stories and nonfiction examinations of geek culture available both in print and in eBook form. He’s the co-host, with whoever the hell is available that week, of the All New Showcase pop culture podcast and ruminates about movies at the Reel to Reel film study blog. 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.

Contact Blake at BlakeMPetit@gmail.com.


19 Responses to “About Blake M. Petit”


  1. 1 Bob McCrea
    October 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Blake,
    A friend gave me Other People’s Hero which I enjoyed tremendously. Did you write a sequel or sister story to that?
    Bob McCrea

  2. October 8, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    I have done a rough draft of a sequel, but there’s a lot of work left to do before it’s ready to see print. But there are some other Siegel City tales available — if you go to the “fiction from the realms” page, look at the Christmas story “Lonely Miracle.” Also, I’m working on a Halloween story featuring some of the characters to debut right here at the end of the month.

    And keep coming back here. I’ve got some major OPH-related news that I’m itching to talk about, but I can’t just yet.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  3. 3 raymond tolentino
    July 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I just wanted to find out if Mattel made a varient for the Battle for Metropolis 8 figure set. I found one with Black Adam in place of where Captian Atom should have been. can you please help me locate a site that casn answer my question.

    thanks

  4. 5 Scott
    April 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    OPHs is going for $379 at Amazon.com. I look at it about once a month, and as interesting as the book sounds I can’t bring my self to fork over that kind of money. Any idea where I can find a non $379 copy?

    Thanks.

    • April 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm

      I’m afraid, Scott, that it’s only marked that high because it’s out of print. I don’t know where you can find a print copy at the moment, it would have to be secondhand, but keep watching this site. There may be something soon in the Evercast podcast that you’ll find very interesting. Like, something this summer. Like, something once school is out and I have time to start recording things.

      I suck at subtle.

  5. 7 Edwin
    May 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Will OTH ever be serialized? A (non)friend of mine owns a copy and constantly talks about it but won’t loan it to me to read. No way could I pay the going book rate, I want to read it not stick it in a vault.

    • May 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

      Indeed, this is not a very good friend, Edwin.

      While I am working on bringing OPH back into print, there may be another way for you to enjoy the tale very soon. Keep watching the Evercast podcast, about every other Thursday (for now) and ramping up to a hopefully-weekly schedule this summer.

  6. July 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hello Blake–I can’t help but notice that Other People’s Heroes isn’t on the same graphic Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Superheroes list as Wearing the Cape, Confessions of A Grade B Supervillain, In Hero Years I’d Be… Dead, and others on my “People who bought this book also bought” list. It really should be there. Here’s how to do it.

    1. Visit http://kdp.amazon.com and sign into your KDP account.
    2. Select the “Actions” drop-down menu next to the relevant title and choose “Edit book details.”
    3. Under the “Publisher (optional):” section, add a publisher name (your name if you self-published like I did).
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save and Continue.”

    You’ll then be redirected to “Rights & Pricing” where you’ll need to reconfirm Content Rights, and click “Save and Publish” at the bottom of the screen. Changes will take effect on the website within 48 hours (Much more quickly, actually).

    Once you see your name in the publisher line, send a message to KDP’s client service asking them to add Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Superheroes to your categories. It should be up in a day or two.

    I know, this makes no sense, but set this up and you’ll be somewhere in the top 10-20 in this Kindle Store category.

  7. 11 Anonymous
    March 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Greetings Blake!! It’s your biggest fans!! Cade and Christian from your fourth hour english 3 class!
    I just wanted to let you know we love you and your books.

    P.S. Squanto

  8. 12 Anonymous
    March 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    With manly firmness!

  9. 13 Anonymous
    March 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Also Samoset.

  10. 14 Kathy
    April 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Blake, After a long absence (no internet), I have returned to see if there is an end to “Summer Love.” I could not find a link that worked. Glad to see you are still doing all this writing.

    • April 26, 2012 at 6:25 am

      Hey, Kathy. While work has definitely progressed, sadly, it hasn’t progressed on “Summer Love.” After I ran into the stumbling block that made me step back from it in the first place, I never quite found my way back in, and I turned to other projects.

      I still hope to complete it someday — I like the characters and the story, but I need to think my way around a giant monolith… namely that a pretty popular series came out that has some remarkable similarities to the story I was planning to tell, and I don’t want to feel derivative.

      If nothing else, Summer Love was a learning experience for me — namely to never start putting content out there without having finished the entire thing. I’m really sorry for those who followed the story and want to know how it ends. Someday I hope I can tell you. But for now, I’m afraid, it’s on the back burner.

  11. 16 Kathy
    April 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for your prompt and honest reply. As sometimes writer married to an active writer, I know how fickle is the muse and how stony the path. Good fortune to you and your characters. I’ll check back periodically.


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