Blaine was born in Newport News VA and raised in Battle Creek Michigan. He graduated Central Michigan University in 1985 with a bachelors degree in business administration. During three years of his college life he wrote for the school’s award winning newspaper, the CM Life, as an editorial columnist.
Blaine moved to Southfield Michigan where he wrote part-time while working at various leadership positions at Ford, GM and Chrysler. He wrote numerous science fiction reference and game books for the BattleTech and Star Trek product lines. He married his wife Cyndi while living in Southfield and had two children, Victoria and Alexander.
True to his roots, Blaine and family relocated to Virginia. He eventually took on a management role at Ernst & Young LLP while pursuing his writing career. His first novel, Highlander Gambit, paved the way for a number of science fiction novels. He worked on the highly successful BattleTech and MechWarrior lines, eventually authoring a dozen novels and countless sourcebooks and game supplements.
His book, Cubicle Warfare earned him national recognition as an expert on office politics. He has appeared in Fast Company magazine and on numerous national television and radio programs.
In 2005 Blaine wrote his first military history (non-fiction) book, The Cruise of the Sea Eagle. This book paved the way for him to work on military history and fiction books, both of which he has a deep passion about.
He currently lives in Amissville Virginia outside of Washington DC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is enrolled at Argosy University in their Doctorate Program in Education.