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    Fun Middle Grade Author Interview | Caldric Blackwell

    I am excited to share an author interview I did with the Awesome Gang book website about my fun middle grade novel, “The Sacred Artifact!” For those not familiar with my middle grade fantasy novel, “The Sacred Artifact,” the story follows an student alchemist on an adventure with his teacher to uncover the secrets of a powerful artifact. This is the final book in the Young Alchemist series — and the ending does not disappoint. I really enjoyed doing this interview because I was able to talk more about my inspiration for my fun middle grade novel. I always like giving readers a detailed look at what my writing process…

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    My Picture Book, The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf

    For readers just getting into my writing, I thought I’d write a blog post with some information about my picture book, “The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf.” I’ve share a lot of information about my middle grade fantasy series, but haven’t shared much information about my picture book. “The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf” is an older release, but still deserves a blog post at the least…if not only for its “punny” title. “The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf” is a beautifully illustrated picture book that follows the journey of a six-year-old werewolf named Byron Woodward who can’t howl. With imaginative, colorful illustrations by Emma Phillips, the reader comes along…

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    Adventure Middle Grade Novel on AskDavid

    I am excited to share that my adventure middle grade novel, “The Missing Alchemist,” was recently featured on the AskDavid book website! For those not familiar with “The Missing Alchemist,” it is a middle grade fantasy novel that follows a student alchemist on his quest to rescue his teacher. This is the first book in the two-part Young Alchemist series. I am honored to have “The Missing Alchemist” featured on the AskDavid website! It is a great site for both authors and readers, hosting lots of interesting books and authors! If you have any questions about my adventure middle grade novel, feel free to reach out to me! Check out…

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    Easy Reader / Early Chapter Book The Enchanted River Race

    I’ve been posting a lot about my new middle grade fantasy series, the Young Alchemist series, but haven’t said much about my early chapter book. In fact, I don’t think I’ve made a single blog post about the book … until now. In short, The Enchanted River Race is an adventure-filled early chapter book that follows eleven-year-old Amy Lorovia who has been chosen to captain her district’s ship in her village’s enchanted river race. Amy thinks the race will be a fun romp down the river with her friends. She quickly discovers, however, the race is anything but friendly, and she finds herself facing mystical landscapes, magical obstacles, and cutthroat…

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    Action Middle Grade Author Interview

    I am happy to share that I did an author interview about my action middle grade novel, “The Sacred Artifact!” For those not familiar with my new book, “The Sacred Artifact,” it is a middle grade fantasy novel that follows an alchemy student on a quest with his teacher to uncover the secrets of a mysterious artifact. This is the second book in the two-part Young Alchemist series. It was great to be able to share in the interview more about my inspiration for my action middle grade novel. I love giving readers a “look behind the scenes” at the writing process.  If you have any questions about “The Sacred…

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    Kindle Unlimited Childrens Book | Sacred Artifact

    I am happy to share that “The Sacred Artifact,” a kindle unlimited childrens book, was featured as a new release on the Free Kindle Books and Tips website (also known as FKBT). FKBT is a fantastic website for readers with all kinds of interests looking for great deals (either free or discounted) on Kindle books! For those not familiar with my new middle grade fantasy book, “The Sacred Artifact,” the story revolves around a student alchemist on a quest with his mentor to uncover the secrets of a powerful artifact. This is the last book in the middle grade Young Alchemist series, and the ending does not disappoint! “The Sacred…

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    Parent Book Ideas | The Sacred Artifact

    I am excited to share that my middle grade fantasy novel, “The Sacred Artifact,” has been featured on the parenting.com website, which is a great site for anyone seeking recommendations for parent book ideas for their young reader. Like its prequel (“The Missing Alchemist“), “The Sacred Artifact,” is a great read for ages ten and up. The story follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, as they journey to the birthplace of alchemy to seek the advice of a wise, ancient alchemist named Quintus. They are joined on their quest by Audrey Clife, a sharp-witted archer. Their journey takes them across dangerous lands and reunited them with old…

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    Author Interview About Writing Middle Grade

    I recently did an interview about writing middle grade and other aspects of my new book, “The Sacred Artifact,” with the brilliant Fiona Mcvie. The interview is live now, and I am excited to hear what the readers think! This is one of the more in-depth interviews I have done about my new novel and writing career in general. We touched on the inspiration for “The Sacred Artifact,” which I think fans of the book will really enjoy. We also talked quite a bit about my path from being an avid reader as a child to majoring in English to writing middle grade novels. I even cover how my writing…

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    My Fun Children’s Picture Book Featured on AskDavid

    My fun children’s picture book, “The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf,” was featured on the AskDavid website! “The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf” was the second book I released. It follows the story of a child werewolf who embarks on a mission to learn how to howl. The AskDavid website is a fantastic site for authors and readers alike. Plenty of interesting books and authors featured! It’s an honor to have my fun children’s picture book featured alongside so many other great books! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me! Check out “The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf” on AskDavid by clicking here. Buy “The…

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    “The Missing Alchemist”

    I’ve been posting a lot about my new middle grade fantasy novel, “The Sacred Artifact,” but haven’t said much about the first book in the series, “The Missing Alchemist.” In fact, I don’t think I’ve made a single blog post about the book since the website overhaul. This post should remedy that…. “The Missing Alchemist,” book one in the Young Alchemist series, is a middle grade fantasy novel, aimed at ages 10 to 14. The book follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike on a mission to rescue his alchemy teacher. Having grown up in an orphanage, Craig appreciates his comfortable life as a student of Cornelius, a world-renowned alchemist. But…