Bio: As a child, KALEB NATION had to be forced by his mother to write one page a week in creative writing. But by the time he finished his first story, no one could make him to stop. Age twelve, Kaleb promptly telephoned the senior editor of a major publisher to pitch the book... and got to talk with security instead.
But as with most writers, not even that could stifle his dream. On the third night of the third month in 2003, age 14, Kaleb had a sudden idea that began the story of Bran Hambric, a novel which would take most of his teenage years to write. In early 2007, Kaleb finished the first book in his series (Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse) and signed with Richard Curtis Associates, a leading New York literary agency. On 9/9/09, Kaleb's debut novel was published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, one of the largest independent publishers in the nation. On 1/10/10, Kaleb announced the forthcoming sequel, Bran Hambric: The Specter Key.
Aside from writing, Kaleb hosted his first radio show in Texas at age 13, later launching his own program from 2006 - 2008 called The Top 5. Kaleb's show grew to be broadcast on AM, FM, Internet and satellite radio stations across the globe, before Kaleb left to focus on writing.
In mid-2008, Kaleb launched a second blog at TwilightGuy.com, giving chapter-by-chapter insight from a guy and writer's perspective on reading the Twilight Saga, a series of popular novels. The website went on to receive millions of hits, and was featured in BusinessWeek and Entertainment Weekly magazines, as well as on MTV, ReelzChannel and other TV outlets. In early 2010, Kaleb started a companion website, ShiverGuy.com. Kaleb also began posting regular videos on his Youtube channel (and its companion channel in late 2009), with a combined total of over 14 million plays.
In his free time, Kaleb enjoys photography, music and blogging at his website KalebNation.com. A homeschool graduate and a former black belt in taekwondo, he currently lives in southern California and turned 21 in 2009.
What if your mother was a criminal? What if her crime was magic? What if magic ran in the family? Bran Hambric was found alone in a locked bank vault when he was six years old. He doesn't have a clue how he got there, or any memory of his past. There's only one explanation: Magic. But magic is outlawed in the Great and Glorious City of Dunce. Eight years later, a twisted, hissing creature confronts Bran and his foster father, Sewey, on their rooftop. Sewey believes it's a gnome, but not Bran. ... more info>>