Sage Blackwood was born in Chicago and grew up in New York State. She graduated from Antioch College and the University at Albany and taught ESL for many years. Her first fantasy novel, Jinx, was selected as a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, ALA Booklist, School Library Journal, and Amazon.com, and was purchased by President Obama.
"This fantastical adventure is a sheer delight, featuring a smart,
kind, and brave heroine."--Booklist (starred
Praise for JINX'S MAGIC: "This series deserves a permanent place in the children's fantasy pantheon, with Narnia and Earthsea."--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for JINX: "In this expertly paced, beautifully written fantasy, Blackwood elevates familiar fantasy elements with exquisitely credible characters who inhabit a world filled with well-drawn magic and whimsy."--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for JINX: "Readers will thrill to journey with Jinx.--School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for JINX: "Blackwood fills her tale with drama and delightfully funny dialogue."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for JINX: "[Blackwood] puts her central three [characters] through a string of suspenseful, scary situations before delivering a properly balanced closing set of resolutions, revelations and road signs to future episodes."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)