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    Free Kindle Easy Reader / Early Chapter Book

    My early chapter book, “The Enchanted River Race,” will be available for FREE on Kindle from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089G9JRJQ/ Book description: When eleven-year-old Amy Lorovia is chosen to captain her district’s ship in her village’s enchanted river race, she anticipates a friendly romp down the river. She quickly discovers, however, the race is anything but friendly, and she finds herself facing mystical landscapes, magical obstacles, and cutthroat competition. With the help of her two best friends, Amy must rise to the occasion or risk continuing her district’s decades-long losing streak.

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    Free Middle Grade Fantasy Novel

    My middle grade fantasy novel, “The Missing Alchemist,” will be free on Kindle from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Alchemist-Young-Book-ebook/dp/B089VVNXCC Book description: Having grown up in an orphanage, Craig Pike appreciates his comfortable life as a student of Cornelius, a famous alchemist. But when Cornelius is kidnapped, Craig leaves comfort behind to search for him. Craig teams up with Audrey Clife, a clever archer, and together they travel across mysterious lands and battle otherworldly creatures. Their journey reveals that Cornelius’s kidnapping is only a small part of an evil alchemist’s elaborate grab for power, and the only people standing in his way are Craig and Audrey…

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    Free Middle Grade Kindle Book

    My middle grade fantasy novel, “The Sacred Artifact,” will be free for Kindle readers from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11! Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NC1NQG9 Book description: “Determined to uncover the secrets of a mysterious artifact, fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, journey to the birthplace of alchemy to seek the advice of a wise, ancient alchemist named Quintus. With the help of a witty archer, Audrey Clife, they trek across dangerous lands, compete in a cutthroat tournament, and reunite with old friends. They soon find out the artifact is more powerful than anticipated, and they aren’t the only ones seeking to discover its secrets….”

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    Holiday Gifts for Kids

    If you’re looking for holiday gifts for kids, then consider getting them a book! Furthermore, consider getting them a middle grade fantasy book. Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanza, or another holiday, the Young Alchemist series makes a great holiday gift for ages 10 to 14 — a gift that truly inspires the imagination! The story follows a young alchemist on a mission to rescue his kidnapped teacher. You can learn more about the Young Alchemist (a middle grade fantasy series) books here. You can buy the books on Amazon by clicking here.

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    Featured on Red Headed Book Lover

    I’m excited to share that I have been featured on the Red Headed Book Lover blog! I came in contact with Aimee Ann from the Red Headed Book Lover shortly after my middle grade fantasy novel, “The Sacred Artifact,” was released. Aimee Ann does a great job of exposing readers to new books, and it was a true joy to connect with her! If you’re looking for new authors and books to check out, feel free to visit her website (https://redheadedbooklover.com/). Here is an excerpt from my author spotlight: “…so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Caldric Blackwell whose The Young Alchemist series compelled…

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    Fun Middle School Book

    For anyone looking for a fun middle school book, check out my newest book, THE SACRED ARTIFACT, the second book in the Young Alchemist series. The story follows Craig Pike, a student alchemist who went a major quest in the first book in the series. In THE SACRED ARTIFACT, Craig partners with Audrey, a clever archer, and Cornelius to discover the secrets of a mysterious artifact. If you want to learn more about this fun middle school book, then check out the link below. Learn more about “The Sacred Artifact” by clicking here.

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    Ernest Hemingway Writing Process

    I’ve always loved reading about other authors’ writing processes. One of my favorite authors, Ernest Hemingway, has a particularly interesting writing process. Fortunately, the Ernest Hemingway writing process and other attributes are well-documented in this fantastic article by the Paris Review. If you want to read about Ernest Hemingway writing process and other info, check out the link below! Read the article here: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4825/ernest-hemingway-the-art-of-fiction-no-21-ernest-hemingway

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    Writing Process of Truman Capote

    Ever wanted to learn about the writing process of Truman Capote? If you’re anything like me, you answered with a resounding yes. I’ve always enjoyed reading about the writing processes of other authors. It’s part inspiration, part fascination, and part curiosity. Luckily, PBS has saved the day with a fantastic piece on the writing process of Truman Capote. Let me know what you think! Read the article here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/truman-capote-about-the-author/58/

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    Best Book for Eighth Graders

    If you’re a parent of an eighth grader … or even just someone looking for the Best Book for Eighth Graders, then check out my middle grade novel, THE MISSING ALCHEMIST. The story revolves around an alchemy student who must go on a mission to rescue his teacher, Cornelius, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious villain. Learn more about THE MISSING ALCHEMIST (Best Book for Eighth Graders) by clicking here.

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    Best Easy Reader Book for Kids

    If you are looking for the best easy reader book for kids, then look no further than THE ENCHANTED RIVER RACE by Caldric Blackwell. The plot follows three kids on an action-packed mission to win a magical river race. Filled with imagination and fun, this book is sure to entertain young readers! Learn more about best easy reader book for kids here: https://caldricblackwell.com/easy-reader-book-river-race/