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    The Sacred Artifact Will Be Free For Kindle

    Do you like middle grade fantasy novels? Then I have good news for you! My book, THE SACRED ARTIFACT, will be free for Kindle from 7/26/19 to 7/30/19! This is just a few days away, so be sure to bookmark the Amazon link so you don’t miss out on this free for Kindle opportunity! Click here to check out THE SACRED ARTIFACT on Amazon.

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    How to Get Through Writer’s Block

    Every writer wonders at some point in their careers, ‘how to get through writer’s block.’ I’ve been fortunate to only been struck by writer’s block a few times, but each time was quite painful. Luckily, there are some great resources on how to get through writer’s block. I came across this great article by the Writers Digest the other day and thought I’d share it with my readers! Read the guide here: https://www.writersdigest.com/guest-columns/7-ways-to-overcome-writers-block

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    Animal Picture Book for Kids

    Looking to find a mystical animal picture book for kids? Then check out my beautifully illustrated picture book, titled THE BOY WHO COULDN’T CRY WOLF. The story follows a young werewolf on a mission to learn to howl before the full-moon ceremony. Learn more about this animal picture book for kids here: https://caldricblackwell.com/kindle-picture-book-boy-cry-wolf/

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    Middle Grade Author Profile on humanmade

    I am delight to be featured on the front page of https://www.humanmade.net/ as the featured middle grade author profile. Human Made is a website with a ton of great content from authors representing all genres, so it’s an honor to be featured so promptly on their home page! Middle Grade Author Profiles are great ways to connect with new readers. My newest book, THE SACRED ARTIFACT, book two in the Young Alchemist series, follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, on their journey to get to the bottom of a mysterious artifact. Craig and Audrey’s journey takes them to the birthplace of alchemy to seek the advice…

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    Kate Chopin Guide — I love the internet

    I love the internet! This webpage was meant as an outline for college students at Georgetown, but thanks to the Internet, the rest of the world, including Kate Chopin fans like me, can use it as a crash course on Kate Chopin. Read the Kate Chopin guide here: http://faculty.georgetown.edu/bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/chopin.html

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    Tween Book Recommendations

    Loooking for tween book recommendations? Then my easy-read fantasy novel (book two in the Young Alchemist series) THE SACRED ARTIFACT is worth looking at. The story follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, on their journey uncover the secrets of an ancient artifact. Their adventure takes them to the birthplace of alchemy to seek the advice of a wise, ancient alchemist named Quintus. The reader gets to follow along as Craig and Cornelius 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…

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    Middle Grade Book Recommendation

    If you’re looking for a middle grade book recommendation, then check out my easy read fantasy novel, The Missing Alchemist. This is the first book in the easy-read fantasy series called the Young Alchemist series, The Missing Alchemist. The story is about Craig Pike 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 from a desert metropolis, and together they travel across mysterious lands and battle other-worldly creatures. Their quest reveals that Cornelius’s kidnapping is only a small part of an evil alchemist’s elaborate grab for power, and the only people…

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    New Middle Grade Fantasy Novel Review

    I am excited to share a review of my new middle grade fantasy novel by the RED HEADED BOOK LOVER book review blog. For those unfamiliar with my book, The Sacred Artifact, it is the second book in the Young Alchemist series. The story follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his wise teacher, Cornelius, on a journey to uncover the secrets of a sacred artifact. The reader joins Craig, Cornelius, and the witty archer Audrey Clife on an action-packed journey across dangerous lands where they meet new friends and cross paths with old enemies! Here is an excerpt from the review: “The story laced throughout The Sacred Artifact is…

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    Easy Reader Book | The Enchanted River Race

    If you’re looking for an easy reader book, check out my action-packed adventure for kids, titled The Enchanted River Race. The story follows a team of children who compete against other teams in a race down a magical river. The main character in this easy reader book is eleven-year-old Amy Lorovia who has been chosen to captain her district’s ship in her village’s annual enchanted river race. Amy imagines the race will be a relaxed, casual float down the river, but soon discovers the race is anything but friendly. Amy and her teammates find themselves facing mystical landscapes, magical obstacles, and cutthroat competition. The story is written in simple language,…

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    My Middle Grade Fantasy Novel

    If you’re looking for a middle grade fantasy novel, then check out my most recent release, The Sacred Artifact, the second book in the Young Alchemist series. The story follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, on a journey to uncover the secrets of a magical artifact. The reader joins Craig, Cornelius, and the witty archer Audrey Clife on an action-packed journey  across dangerous lands. In this imaginative middle grade fantasy novel, Craig, Cornelius, and Audrey soon find themselves arrive at the place where alchemy started — but they get more questions than answers. The novel is aimed at ages 10 to 14. If you’d like to learn…