Elly Blake

Elly Blake is the debut author of Frostblood (January 10, 2017). After earning a BA in English literature, she held a series of seemingly random jobs, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, reporter for a local business magazine, and library assistant. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband and kids.

  • These Words Matter: Elly Blake

    These Words Matter: Elly Blake

    I’m cheating when I say that one book turned me into a reader. The first stories I loved were picture books read aloud to me. For a while, my favourite was a library copy of Me Too, Iguana. (Iguana tries so hard to be like everyone else, and finally realizes his plain old self is pretty special.) I also loved it when my dad read Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. When I was nine, I discovered Narnia. When I was ten, I read the Prydain Chronicles. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings followed, along with many other fantasy novels. However, I felt a particular seismic shift in my…