BLAKEY, Nancy. American, b. 1955. Genres: How-to books. Career: Author, journalist, columnist. Worked as able-bodied seaman on ferry boats in and around Seattle, WA, 1974-84. Professional model in Australia and in Seattle, 1978-80. Author of Mudpies, a column in Seattle's Child, also syndicated nationally, 1987-. Publications: The Mudpies Activity Book: Recipes for Invention, 1989; More Mudpies: 101 Alternatives to Television, 1994; Lotions, Potions, and Slime: Mudpies and More!, 1996; The Mudpies Book of Boredom Busters, 2000; Go Outside!, 2002. Contributor to magazines and anthologies. Address: 15890 Euclid Ave, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, U.S.A.