Caldric Blackwell is the author of the early chapter book The Enchanted River Race, the picture book The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf, and two middle grade books, the The Missing Alchemist and The Sacred Artifact.
Blackwell began writing fiction while studying English and psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After dabbling with short stories geared toward adults, he turned his focus toward writing children’s books.
His debut work, The Enchanted River Race, published in December 2012 by Icasm Press, is an early chapter book targeted at ages six and up. The story follows the adventures of three friends as they journey down an enchanted river, solving riddles and puzzles along the way, in their village’s annual race.
Blackwell’s second book, released in November 2014, is a beautifully illustrated picture book titled The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf. The story revolves around Byron Woodward, a six-year-old werewolf who is self-conscious about his inability to howl. The reader follows Byron on his journey to learn how to howl before the full-moon ceremony at the end of the month.
His newest release, The Missing Alchemist, is the first of two middle grade fantasy books in the Young Alchemist series. The story follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike as he searches for his kidnapped teacher. The second and final book in the Young Alchemist series, The Sacred Artifact, was released in February 2019.
For more information about Caldric Blackwell’s middle grade books and other writing, visit: https://caldricblackwell.com/books.