|Caldric Blackwell playing the bass with a cover band.
Blackwell realized he loved reading when he read
about a bunch of people (with single-syllable names) and their pets
single-syllable names) in kindergarten.
Exposure to a host of great
authors while studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara
inspired him to begin writing fiction. Although he started writing
stories for adults, he eventually migrated to writing children's books. Blackwell's debut work is an early chapter book titled The Enchanted River Race,
which he followed up with picture book The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf and
middle grade book The
Missing Alchemist. He is currently working on a sequel to The Missing Alchemist.
Outside of writing, Blackwell
enjoys hiking, gardening, and playing a variety of string instruments.
resides in Southern California.