Blakney was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a passion for storytelling and football. In college, her majors ranged from Communications and Public Relations to Sports Psychology and English before she finally accepted that there was no career that could ever match up to her love of writing. She studied at the University of Alabama and Middle Tennessee State University.
Her debut novel Someone I Used to Know is now available in paperback. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, where she is trying to adjust to not being the weirdest person she knows.