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Thank you, Kammera. I'm so glad you enjoyed them.
My next book is tentatively titled Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded, and is currently…more

Thank you, Kammera. I'm so glad you enjoyed them.
My next book is tentatively titled Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded, and is currently scheduled for release in early 2017. It's about a girl, a dragon, and a city protected (or confined...) by a mighty wall.(less)
Sage Blackwood I'm so glad you're enjoying it! I'm working on another book right now, and it's due out in 2017. It's not about Jinx, though; it's about a new…moreI'm so glad you're enjoying it! I'm working on another book right now, and it's due out in 2017. It's not about Jinx, though; it's about a new character.(less)
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Jinx (Jinx #1)

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I will be at MidAmericon2 (WorldCon) in Kansas City, Missouri, August 17-21, 2016.

Here's my schedule:

Thursday 8/18

4:00 - 5:00, Autographing Space, Kansas City Convention Center

Friday 8/19

Raising the Stakes in Middle Grade Fiction

3:00 - 4:00, 2504B, Kansas City Convention Center

with Sarah Beth Durst, Christine Taylor-Butler and Adam-Troy Castro

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“She's the sort of woman who lives for others - you can tell the others by their hunted expression.”
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“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. ”
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"I cannot separate my thoughts on A Birthday Cake for George Washington from the controversies surrounding it and A Fine Dessert, also published in 2015. I’ll admit that when I read A Fine Dessert, my uh-oh radar did not go off. Yes, I noticed that..." Read more of this review »
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Sage Blackwood said "yes" to attending Kids' Author Carnival
date: May 30, 2015 06:00PM
location: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, The United States
description: A celebration of middle grade books, authors, and readers!

Arrive at 6:00 for an evening of group games and activities with authors.

Books will be available for sale; booksigning to follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

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“Hm. Didn’t you use to be a lot smaller?”

“Yes,” said Jinx. “Because I used to be six.”
Sage Blackwood, Jinx

“...if you spent all your time being protected, you never got to find out anything new.”
Sage Blackwood, Jinx

“I was banished,” said Reven proudly.

“What for?” Elfwyn pressed.

“The king said I was anathema.”

“He doesn’t like athemas?”

“Anathema means, like, accursed,” said Jinx. “Probably it was for robbing people.”
Sage Blackwood, Jinx
tags: humor, kids


The Newbery awards are just around the corner. It's time to decide what we will read for our last book of the month in 2013.

What book should we read in December?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2014 Newbery contender and already published.

  15 votes 25.9%

  12 votes 20.7%

  9 votes 15.5%

  8 votes 13.8%

  6 votes 10.3%

courage has no color (write-in)
  2 votes 3.4%

  2 votes 3.4%

paperboy (write-in)
  2 votes 3.4%

Flora & Ulysses (write-in)
  2 votes 3.4%

58 total votes

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“And please God, grant me the wisdom to remember that I am writing for children, not golden stickers.”
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“We can never be gods, after all--but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.”
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Sage Blackwood Hi Angela--

Just saw your comment. Thanks for your kind words! Whoa, that's quite a coincidence.

I'll email you...

best wishes,

Angela Rhodes Ingles I just read JINX a few months ago and fell under its magical spell from the first page! I can't wait to read the sequel!

I'm an elementary/middle grade school librarian and will definitely be "booktalking" this book with students! I was also amazed to find out (from the public librarian) that you live in my small upstate New York town! Do you do school visits? If so, who can I talk to about prices and availability?

Keep up the great writing! :)


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