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Sage Blackwood lives at the edge of a large forest, with thousands of books and a very old dog, and enjoys carpentry, cooking, and walking in the woods of New York State.


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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 There were several story elements that had been floating around in my head for a few years. The main ones, as far as I can remember, were a primeval…moreThere were several story elements that had been floating around in my head for a few years. The main ones, as far as I can remember, were a primeval enchanted forest, the Simon Magus legend, and Red Riding Hood. I had questions about all three of these things, so I set out to try to find the answers.

I started drawing pictures, which is usually my first step in writing. (I use an unlined notebook so that I can both draw and write as I'm working.) Jinx appeared in the pictures as I drew, as did Dame Glammer, Sophie, the wicked stepfather, and the trolls.

It wasn't till I started writing a few scenes that I discovered that Jinx was the main character and that he had some unusual powers.
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Average rating: 4.03 · 3,752 ratings · 547 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Jinx
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,997 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Jinx's Magic (Jinx #2)
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 576 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Jinx's Fire (Jinx #3)
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Signed copies of all three JINX books are in stock at

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
603-778-9731

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Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton Centre
Newton, MA 02459
617-244-6619
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Jinx's Fire by Sage Blackwood
Jinx's Fire (Jinx #3)
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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
"This was a very readable book. Even if I didn't enjoy is as much as I did the last two Newbery winners, it wasn't excruciatingly painful or anything like that. I just don't enjoy nautical tales that much. It's a personal preference thing. Then the..." Read more of this review »
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"I was impressed with this book. I came into it expecting to dislike it. I mean how can a book about a shepherd family be that exciting? But there wasn't a moment of the book that I really didn't like. I totally got Miguel's desire to grow up fast..." Read more of this review »
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“Hm. Didn’t you use to be a lot smaller?”

“Yes,” said Jinx. “Because I used to be six.”
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“...if you spent all your time being protected, you never got to find out anything new.”
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“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.”
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navigating early (write-in)
 
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jinx (write-in)
 
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One came home (write-in)
 
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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,
Sage


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! :)

Angela


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