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May 22, 2017
I'm happy to announce that the manuscript for The Missing Alchemist sequel has been submitted to my publisher!  This is the most time I've ever spent working on a book -- it's been nearly two years since I finished the first draft! Time constraints (i.e. graduate school) are partially responsible for the long writing process, but an equally important factor is the complexity of the book. As the final installment in the series, I had to balance expanding Craig and Audrey's world with working toward closure on their story. The manuscript took me in directions I wasn't expecting, but I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

Stay tuned for updates!

July 26, 2016
The most recent draft of The Missing Alchemist sequel is finished! It took much longer than I'd anticipated, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. Currently, the manuscript is in the hands of beta readers. Once I implement their suggestions, I'll send the manuscript to the editors. This book greatly expands on the world built in The Missing Alchemist, and I'm eager to share it with everyone. I'll keep everyone posted as the book moves closer to its release!

November 26, 2015
First of all, happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone gets to spend some time with loved ones and good food.

Secondly, I have an update for everyone regrading my progress on the sequel to The Missing Alchemist. I've finally finished the first round of editing! There's a lot going on in book 2 of the series, so it took a lot of time to make sure everything lined up.

I'm going to do another round of editing, and then send it to beta readers. At this point, I don't have any dates to share, but I assure you that progress is being made! Stay tuned!


June 18, 2015
I'm excited to announce that I've finished the first draft of book 2 in the Young Alchemist series! There are still many more drafts to go, but it's a great feeling to have reached this point. Stay tuned for updates!

March 29, 2015
Check out the new review of The Missing Alchemist by This Kid Reviews Books. As the title of the site suggests, the reviewer is a kid who loves reading and sharing his perspective with others! Please check out his site and support it!

Read The Missing Alchemist review here: http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com/2015/03/21/the-missing-alchemist-caldric-blackwell/.

February 11, 2015
Today's the last day of The Missing Alchemist blog tour! The final stop is an excerpt on Dark Phantom Reviews! https://thedarkphantom.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/excerpt-from-the-missing-alchemist/.

February 10, 2015
Check out a review of The Missing Alchemist on the Deal Sharing Aunt. To see the review, go here: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-missing-alchemist-by-caldric.html.

February 9, 2015
Thanks to Denise Derrico for reviewing my middle grade book, The Missing Alchemist. Check out her review here: https://denisederrico.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/book-review-the-missing-alchemist/.

I'm also happy to announce that you can read an excerpt from The Missing Alchemist on The Serious Reader. http://www.theseriousreader.org/tsr-home/excerpt-middlegrade-fantast-the-missing-alchemist.

February 7, 2015
Head over to Authors You Want to Read for a spotlight! http://authorsyouwanttoread.com/missing-alchemist-caldric-blackwell.

February 6, 2015
Want to read an excerpt from The Missing Alchemist? Head over to Mythical Books to read the first chapter of the book! http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/2015/02/the-missing-alchemist-young-alchemist.html.

February 5, 2015
Thanks to Book Lover's Life for the author spotlight.  http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2015/02/missing-alchemist-by-caldric.html.

February 4, 2015
Head over to Drunk on Pop for an author spotlight! http://drunkonpop.com/2015/02/04/the-missing-alchemist-by-caldric-blackwell.

February 3, 2015
Today is the kick-off for my middle grade book, The Missing Alchemist blog tour! Check out today's stops for more information about the book!

Guest post at Cheshire Cat Looking Glass - http://cheshirecatlookingglass.com/missing-alchemist-guest-post-finding.

An excerpt at Read More, Sleep Less - http://readmore-sleepless.blogspot.gr//blog-tour-excerpt-missing-alchemist.html.

Review at Rockin Book Reviews - http://rockinbookreviews.com/2015/02/03/the-missing-alchemist-review.

A spotlight at Cajun Book Lover - http://cajunbooklover.blogspot.com/2015/02/blog-tour-missing-alchemist.html.

A spotlight at Yeah Books - https://yeahbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/book-blast-the-missing-alchemist.

January 23, 2015
"The Missing Alchemist (book 1 of the Young Alchemist series) is a middle grade novel that young readers who enjoy adventure are sure to love..." - Parakeet Reviews.

If you're interested in reading the rest of the review by the Parakeet Book Review blog, then head over to their website: http://parakeetreviews.blogspot.com/2015/01/missing-alchemist-review.html.

January 22, 2015
"[The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf] is a super cute story with a great lesson for young kids. The story is fun to read and the lesson is a great one about being proud of who you are, and not worrying about what others think of you..." - Jenn's Review Blog.

To read the rest of the review, go to: http://www.jennsreviewblog.com/2015/01/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-review.html.

January 21, 2015
A big thanks to Writers' Interviews for interviewing me about my middle grad novel, The Missing Alchemist. To check out the interview, head over to: http://writersinterviews.com/missing-alchemist-book.html.

January 20, 2015
I'm excited to announce that my middle grade novel, The Missing Alchemist, is now available! For information on where and how to buy it, check out http://caldricblackwell.com/books.

January 18, 2015
Mustang News reporter Kelly Trom wrote an insightful article about Emma Phillips, illustrator of The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf. Check it out here: http://mustangnews.net/student-artist-sketches-her-way-from-classroom-to-publisher/.

January 13, 2015
My middle grade novel, The Missing Alchemist, comes out in exactly one week! To celebrate the release, there is a Goodreads giveaway of five signed copies. Enter for a chance to win! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/the-missing-alchemist.

January 11, 2015
Children's book author Mayra Calvani reviewed my picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf. Head over to her site to see what she thought about it: http://mayrassecretbookcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/book-review-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by.html.

January 10, 2015
"A touching story with a powerful message is what you’ll discover in The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf by Caldric Blackwell..."
Read the rest of the review here: childrensandteensbookconnections.com/boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf.

January 9, 2015
A big thanks to K&A's Children's Book Reviews for reviewing The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf!
To check out the review, visit: http://kachildrensbookreviews.blogspot.com/boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by.html.

January 8, 2015
"[The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf] is a wonderful read for a child, with bright illustrations to draw them in, and a clear message that both the child and parent will appreciate..." - children's book author Kirstin Pulioff.

Read the rest of the review: http://www.kirstinpulioff.com/blog/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-book-blast-review-asmsg-kidlit.

January 7, 2015
Head over to the Our Families Adventure blog to read a review of my picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf.
http://pirategrl1014.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-boy-who-couldn-cry-wolf.html.

January 5, 2015
"I really appreciate the message of the [The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf]. I wish I'd read more books like this when I was younger..." - BlueRose's Heart blog.

Click here to read the rest of the BlueRose's Heart review.

January 2, 2015
A big thanks to A Leisure Moment for reviewing The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf. Head over to their site to read an insightful look at my picture book. http://www.aleisuremoment.com/review-the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by-caldric-blackwell/.

January 1, 2015
Happy New Year! It's an exciting start to the New Year for The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf. Today's blog tour stop is a review of my picture book at The Serious Reader.

"From start to finish, I thought [The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf] was so much fun. Byron is the main character and he's a six year old boy / werewolf. But there's a catch. He's afraid to howl. On his journey (as he awaits the full moon) he gets advice from other characters, and lo behold, he learns..."

Read the rest of the review at: http://www.theseriousreader.org/tsr-home/review-of-the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf.

December31, 2014
Today's blog tour stop is a review of my picture book at Dreaming Awake.

"The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf is an interesting take on the boy who cried wolf, being the opposite that is. It’s a cute story about a werewolf who can’t howl, and the young wolf searches for advice on how to howl before the full moon when he’s chosen to lead a ceremony..."

To read the rest of the review, head over to: https://ebarnes23.wordpress.comchildrens--review-the-boy-who-cried-wolf.

December 30, 2014
I have two exciting links to share today! First, the Deal Sharing Aunt wrote an insightful review of The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf.

"The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf is a great book for kids. It kept my interest, had animals, nature and a feeling of community. I liked that each person tried to help Byron by telling him to do what they do best. For example..." To read the rest of the review, head over to: dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by-caldric.

I also wrote a guest post about improving access to children's books. wordpress.com/improving-access-to-childrens-books.
This was a great book for kids. It kept my interest, had animals, nature and a feeling of community. I liked that each person tried to help Byron by telling him to do what they do best. For example - See more at: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by-caldric_30.html#sthash.Uoj4oOBu.dpuf
This was a great book for kids. It kept my interest, had animals, nature and a feeling of community. I liked that each person tried to help Byron by telling him to do what they do best. For example - See more at: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by-caldric_30.html#sthash.Uoj4oOBu.dpuf
This was a great book for kids. It kept my interest, had animals, nature and a feeling of community. I liked that each person tried to help Byron by telling him to do what they do best. For example - See more at: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by-caldric_30.html#sthash.Uoj4oOBu.dpuf

December 29, 2014
A big thanks to the Gal in the Blue Mask blog for reviewing The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf. She also interviewed me about the writing process, my inspiration, and upcoming projects!

A Review of The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf at The Gal in the Blue Mask.

An Interview with Children's Book Author Caldric Blackwell at The Gal in the Blue Mask.

December 28, 2014
Check out today's blog tour stops for a review and an author spotlight!

A Review of The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf at The Book Lovers' Lounge.

An Author Spotlight at My Bookish Life.

December 27, 2014
Today's blog tour stop is an interview at Books Direct. Check it out for an inside look at my writing process!

An Interview with Caldric Blackwell at Strand's Simply Tips.

December 26, 2014
Check out today's blog tour stops for a review of The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf and a guest post by me!

A Review of The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf on Books Direct.

A Guest Post by Me About Getting Children Interested in Reading.

December 25, 2014
I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays! I'm pleased to announce that my second blog tour for my picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf, will start tomorrow. Take a look at the schedule and follow along for information about the book and a variety of giveaways. http://worldwindvirtualbooktours.weebly.com/tour-the-boy-who-couldnt.html.

December 21, 2014
Thanks to Frog on a Blog for reviewing The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf! http://frogonablog.net...the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf.

December 20, 2014
Today is the last day of the first The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf blog tour! Check out today's three stops for book reviews and your last chance to win a copy of the book

I Feel the Need to Read blog

My Twins Hid My Book Again blog.

3 Partners in Shopping blog

December 19, 2014
The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf blog tour stops at Readsalot Book Reviews today. Head over to see an author spotlight and book giveaway information. http://t.co/6jgEtMwvsZ.

December 18, 2014
Check out my blog tour stop for The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf at Mythical Books for a review by a reader and giveaway information: http://mythicalbooks.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-werewolf-who-cant-howl-boy-who.html.

December 17, 2014
Today's stop on The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf blog tour stop is at Platypire's Reviews. Check out their page to read a review of my book and learn about an opportunity to win a free copy: http://platypire.com/home/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf.

December 16, 2014
The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf blog tour stop is at the Tea and a Book blog today. To learn more information about my picture book and to enter a giveaway for a chance to win a copy, head over to: http://dazeesworld.com/books/caldricblackwell.

December 15, 2014
Today's The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf blog tour stop is at the Deal Sharing Aunt! http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/.

December 14, 2014
The first blog tour for my picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf, kicks off today! Head over to the kick-off page for information about the tour and giveaways! http://www.vbtcafe.com/2014/12/the-boy-who-couldnt-cry-wolf-by-caldric.html.

December 1, 2014
I'm very excited to announce that my new middle grade  book, The Missing Alchemist, will be released on January 20, 2015. It will be the first book in the Young Alchemist series. For more information, check out: http://www.caldricblackwell.com/books.

November 29, 2014
Check out what Maxine Whitman thinks of The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf. blog.dreamtheanswer.com/boy-couldnt-cry-wolf/.

November 26, 2014
Thank you to Parakeet Reviews for taking a look at my picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf!  Check out their review of my new children's book here:   http://parakeetreviews.blogspot.com/2014/11/picture-book-wolf.html.

November 22, 2014
Thanks to Dedicaces for taking a look at my picture book! http://blog.dedicaces.us/?p=1381

November 21, 2014
A huge thank you to Gaursch for checking out (and writing a review of) my new picture book The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf.  http://gaursh.blog.com/2014/11/the-boy-who-couldn%E2%80%99t-cry-wolf-by-caldric-blackwell/

November 20, 2014
My new picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf, is out now on Kindle! If you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can get the book for free! http://amazon.com/Boy-Who-Couldnt-Cry-Wolf-ebook/dp/B00PV8YQY

November 19, 2014
A big thanks to Writers' Interviews for talking with me about my new picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf, which will be released November 20 (tomorrow!).  http://writersinterviews.blogspot.com/2014/11/picture-book-wolf.html

November 13, 2014
Only a week until my picture, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf, is released! The Goodreads giveaway for the book is now live. Enter now for a chance to win a free print copy of the book: www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/115597.

November 4, 2014
I'm excited to announce that my picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf, will be released November 20! There will be both a Kindle version and a print version available. To get a sneak peek at the cover and synopsis, head over to http://caldricblackwell.com/books.html. Stay tuned for giveaway news!

August 25, 2014
I've seen a rough draft of my upcoming picture book's layout. I'm very happy with how it looks! A release date has not been set yet, but I will let everyone know once there is an update.

July 1, 2014
Thank you to Writer's Interviews for interviewing me about The Enchanted River Race. Read the interview here: http://writersinterviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/caldric-blackwell-author-of-enchanted.html

March 28, 2014
Since my last post, I've had an eventful two months, filled with work and fun (see Instagram for photos). I've also seen a lot more of my next book's illustrations. I'm really excited about how things are coming along. Hope to have more news soon!

January 22, 2014
It's a new year, and that means my next release is on the horizon. I've seen some rough drafts of the illustrations, and I am extremely pleased with them. I hope to have more information about the new book soon.

December 10, 2013
In the spirit of the holiday season, I will be giving away free Kindle versions of my children's book, "The Enchanted River Race," during the month of December. Message me via the contact page if interested. Happy holidays!  

December 1, 2013
There is a new giveaway for "The Enchanted River Race!" This is one of my last giveaways, so enter now for a chance to win!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/73715-the-enchanted-river-race

November 16, 2013
I now have an Instagram account. Follow me! http://www.instagram.com/caldricblackwell

September 27, 2013
It is the first week of fall, and that means it is time for another Goodreads giveaway of "The Enchanted River Race"! What better way to celebrate the season?

Enter now for a chance to win: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/66394-the-enchanted-river-race.

August 11, 2013
The new Goodreads giveaway for "The Enchanted River Race" is now underway. Enter now for a chance to win: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/60088-the-enchanted-river-race.

June 24, 2013
A huge thank you to Erik, from thiskidreviewsbooks.com, for taking a look at my early chapter book, "The Enchanted River Race." For those who don't know, he's an 11-year-old who writes book reviews for his website. It's been a great privilege seeing  what a young reader thinks of the book.

Check out what he said about "The Enchanted River Race": http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com/2013/06/24/the-enchanted-river-race-by-caldric-blackwell/


Check out his other reviews: http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com/

Follow him on Twitter: @ThisKid_Erik

May 27, 2013
I've been getting a lot of questions about my next work. Although I can't share many details, I can say that my next book will be a  picture book. More details to come! Stay tuned.

May 25, 2013
The new Goodreads giveaway of my children's book, "The Enchanted River Race," is live. For the first time, the giveaway is open to people in Australia, Canada, and Great Britain. Enter for a chance to win a free copy of the book shipped to your doorstep! http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/53831-the-enchanted-river-race.

May 13, 2013
Check out what Jenn's Review Blog thinks of the "The Enchanted River Race": jennsreviewblog.com/enchantedriverrace.html.

May 9, 2013
Thank you to everyone who entered the newest Goodreads giveaway for "The Enchanted River Race." For those who did not win, there will be another giveaway very soon! Stay tuned!

April 10, 2013
The new "The Enchanted River Race" giveaway is live! Enter now for a chance to win a free print version of the book! http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/50061-the-enchanted-river-race.

March 27, 2013
A big thanks to Emily Walker for interviewing me about "The Enchanted River Race" and my writing in general! Definitely one of the more interesting interviews I've had!  http://www.selfpublishordie.com/2013/03/20/interview-with-caldric-blackwell/.

March 6, 2013
The Goodreads "The Enchanted River Race" children's book giveaway is now underway! The contest will run until April 5. Enter for a chance to win one of two paperback copies: .

March 3, 2013
There will be a giveaway on Goodreads for a print-version of Caldric Blackwell's children's book, "The Enchanted River Race." Details about the giveaway are coming soon!

February 9, 2013
There is now a Caldric Blackwell Goodreads page!
Check it out here: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6857298.Caldric_Blackwell.

January 27, 2013
Thanks to all who participated in the giveaway of the Kindle version of Caldric Blackwell's early chapter book "The Enchanted River Race." There will be another giveaway in a few weeks, so stay tuned for the details!

January 22, 2013
On Wednesday, January 23 at 3 p.m. PST, a copy of the Kindle version of Caldric Blackwell's early chapter book "The Enchanted River Race" will be given away. Check his Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/caldricb) for how to win!

January 16, 2013
Thanks again to all who have bought Caldic Blackwell's adventure/fantasy early chapter book "The Enchanted River Race!" For those of you who do not have the book yet, there will be an opportunity this week to get a free Kindle copy! The giveaway will be held on the Caldric Blackwell Twitter page, so stay tuned for more information! The Twitter account url is: http://www.twitter.com/caldricb.

January 2, 2013
Happy 2013! There is now a Caldric Blackwell author page on Amazon!
Check it out at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00AVE1AIQ.

December 21, 2012
A big "thank-you" to all who bought "The Enchanted River Race" so far! For those who haven't bought the book, there are a few new places to purchase a copy. Please visit http://www.caldricblackwell.com/books for more details!

December 15, 2012
"The Enchanted River Race" is out now in print and in various eBook editions (Kindle, etc)! Please check the "Books" page for information on where to buy it: http://www.caldricblackwell.com/books.

December 9, 2012
Less than a week until the release of Caldric Blackwell's children's book, "The Enchanted River Race!" Stay tuned to the website and social media for updates on the release!

November 28, 2012
Connect with Caldric Blackwell on Facebook and Twitter for news about the December 15 release of his adventure/fantasy early chapter book "The Enchanted River Race." Check out the "Social Media" page for more information.

November 26, 2012
The official Caldric Blackwell website is now online! Favorite it to stay current with updates on Caldric Blackwell's children's book, "The Enchanted River Race." With fantasy and adventure elements, the book chronicles the journey of three children as they race down an enchanted river, facing mystical landscapes, magical obstacles, and cutthroat competition.The book will be released in print and digital versions (Kindle, etc).



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