The world was melting down with political insanity – Dylan Blake was happy to leave it all behind

Winter Sailor (2018, 250 pages) Buy now in print or ebook. Before writing this new novel I spent a few years getting into the world of sailing, ASA certification, racing on the bay, buying a small sailing dinghy and cruising it overnight, reading blogs, and watching ...

What if we have it totally wrong about phones?

#SingularityNow: How Smartphone Addiction Is Saving The World (2017) Buy here in print or ebook. Smartphone addiction is usually seen as a bad thing. #SingularityNow explores a different spin on phones, and their bad rap. Looking through the long lens of evolution and the fossil record, it examines the ...

Makes a perfect gift for the relatives you unfriended this year

Facing The Unknown: Collected Poems 2017 (2017, 50 pages) Buy now in print or ebook. When you can sum up a year by saying, “Well at least a nuclear war didn’t happen,” you know it was a rough one. ...

Meet Jerome Williams, a sexy clown torn between right and wrong

Junk For Justice (2017) The Land of Opportunity Series, Volume 3 – Buy now in print or ebook. When Jerome does the right thing, his  life goes well. He’s a successful local entrepreneur, and ...

Rebecca West has 24 hours to recover her missing autonomous vehicle

Self-Driving Mystery (2016) The Land of Opportunity Series, Volume 2 – Buy now in print or ebook. A theft at a self-driving competition in Southern California forces bootstrapping innovator Rebecca West to become a DIY detective. The culprit is likely among the attendees at the event. Is it ...

An idealistic guy walking across America, what could go wrong?

Walking to Paradise (2016) The Land of Opportunity Series, Volume 1 – Buy now in print or ebook. Ambitious junior architect Walker Smith had a simple plan: to share the joy of living a walkable lifestyle, by documenting his own cross-country trek. But that was before he ...

About Blake

My mom is about as hippy as you can be on the East Coast, my dad was a bit of a liar, and I am a storyteller with a new age bent. Go figure. My wife is a gardener, and I love green. We have cats and dogs. Most of ...

Summer paintings: Fifteen takes on Sutro Tower

This summer, I focused on painting the iconic tower behind our house. It was a fun exercise in repetition, forcing me to get creative, and push my style forward. My studio gallery in San Francisco is open by appointment, or ...

A nursery rhyme for a crazy year of election

Petocracy (2016) Buy now in print or ebook. Inspired by watching the animals in our house – and the lunacy of national politics – Petocracy is a kid's book about border security, police violence, and the one percent, plus kibbles. The print version ...

Half the country saw a miracle, and the other half saw ’Merica

'Merical (2016) – Buy now in print or ebook. The strangest thing happened in 2016–it wasn’t unpredictable, but it wasn’t forseen. America put on a political scene; we all got excited, with red and blue and nothing in between. ‘Merical explores the land beneath the ...

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