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Gary Blackwood, born on October 23, 1945 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, is an American author of popular books for young readers including The Shakespeare Stealer, Shakespeare's Scribe, and Shakespeare's Spy. He grew up in rural Cochranton,Pennsylvania. He attended his earliest years of grade school in a one room schoolhouse. He graduated with a B.A. in English from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. While a college student, Blackwood published his first short story, Cliffs of Gold, in Twelve/ Fifteen magazine. Blackwood's first book was The Lion and the Unicorn, self-published in 1983. In 1987 he published "Wild Timothy" and this was followed by other Atheneum titles Beyond the Door and The Dying Sun. In 1998 his novel The Shakespeare Stealer was published, a tale of theatrical intrigue set against the backdrop of Elizabethan London in 1601. With careful attention to details of the time, the author re-creates a swashbuckling world where men duel with swords if their honor is questioned, where females disguise themselves as males if they want a life on stage, and an orphan boy sent to steal plays from Shakespeare's acting company unexpectedly finds a career and a family.

Blackwood has also authored numerous nonfiction titles for children and young adults, magazine articles, and plays. His play adaptation of The Shakespeare Stealer has been performed across the US, including a presentation at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Blackwood is a popular speaker at schools and children's literature festivals across the US and Canada.

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Total Books: 41
Bucket's List A Victorian mystery
2019 - Bucket's List a VIctorian Mystery [A Charley Field Mystery] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847518514
ISBN-10: 1847518516
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

2015 - Curiosity (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142424483
ISBN-10: 014242448X
Genre: Children's Books

The Imposter
2012 - The Imposter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780889954786
ISBN-10: 088995478X
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Around the World in 100 Days
2011 - Around the World in 100 Days (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142419632
ISBN-10: 014241963X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Mysterious Messages A History of Codes and Ciphers
2010 - Mysterious Messages a History of Codes and Ciphers (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780545290081
ISBN-10: 0545290082
Genre: History
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Great Race The Amazing RoundtheWorld Auto Race of 1908
The JustSo Woman
2007 - The Justso Woman [I Can Read Book 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060577292
ISBN-10: 0060577290

Second Sight
2007 - Second Sight (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142407479
ISBN-10: 014240747X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Shakespeare's Spy
2005 - Shakespeare's Spy [Shakespeare Stealer] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142403112
ISBN-10: 0142403113
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

The Shakespeare Stealer Series The Shakespeare Stealer / Shakespeare's Scribe / Shakespeare's Spy
2004 - The Shakespeare Stealer Series the Shakespeare Stealer / Shakespeare's Scribe / Shakespeare's Spy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525473206
ISBN-10: 0525473203
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Year of the Hangman
2004 - The Year of the Hangman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780142400784
ISBN-10: 0142400785
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

Shakespeares Schreiber
2002 - Shakespeares Schreiber [Ab 12 J.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423707411
ISBN-10: 3423707410

Shakespeare's Scribe
2002 - Shakespeare's Scribe (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613590174
ISBN-10: 0613590171
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Shakespeare Stealer
2001 - Shakespeare Stealer (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780613286381
ISBN-10: 0613286383
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Shakespeare Stealer
2000 - The Shakespeare Stealer [Shakespeare Stealer, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141305950
ISBN-10: 0141305959
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Secrets of the Unexplained II Set 2