William Blake Crouch (born October 15, 1978) is an American author best known for his Wayward Pines Trilogy, which was adapted into the 2015 television series Wayward Pines.
Early life and education
Crouch was born near the town of Statesville, North Carolina, in 1978. He attended North Iredell High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 2000 with degrees in English and creative writing.
Crouch published his first two novels, Desert Places and Locked Doors, in 2004 and 2005. His stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Thriller 2, and other anthologies. In 2016, he released the novel Dark Matter.