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 the middle grade novel The Missing Alchemist.
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, was published in December 2012 by Icasm Press. The book 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 in their village's annual race.
Blackwell's second book, to be released on Nov. 20, 2014, is a 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.