Blake Charlton is now a proud dyslexic, but as a boy he hated the condition that kept him effectively illiterate. He learned to read fluently by sneaking fantasy novels into seventh grade special-ed study hall. Since then he has been (in no particular order) a JV football coach, an undergraduate at Yale University, bald, a high school English teacher, a chronically semi-employed writer, a special education advocate, and a medical student at Stanford University. He is currently a senior resident physician in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Blake’s non-fiction has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, The British Medical Journal, and The New York Times among others.Blake’s science fiction short stories have appeared in the Seeds of Change and the Unfettered anthologies. Blake's novels Spellwright and Spellbound are published by Tor Books in the US and Harper Voyager in the UK. They have been translated into 9 languages. Spellbreaker is due out 2016.