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After so many years, exams, labs, reports, presentations, surgeries, sleepless nights, and deliveries, I have matched. I couldn’t be more thrilled. It has been a long, wild road from special ed to doctor, and I’m sure wilder paths lay ahead. The credit rests with my family and friends.

I’m honored that this June I will become a resident physician in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco…just after I turn in the next novel…of course.

Thank you all. I am so grateful.




13 Responses to “Matched”

  • Griffin Barber

    1:58 pm Mar-15-2013


    See you soon!

  • Hey Blake, many many congratulations on matching!! I’ve been following your posts recently and I just wanted to say that you are a tremendous inspiration!

  • Congrats on matching! 🙂 I hope that it’s a good match for you, as well as for them (I’m sure they’ll love you).

  • Congratulations, Blake!

  • Congrats, Blake!!

  • Congratulations from a reader too!

  • David Greybeard

    5:35 am Mar-16-2013


    Hey congrats! That’s super shiny awesome!

  • Kate Elliott

    6:09 pm Mar-22-2013


    Excellent! That’s so great!

  • congrats but please hurry with “Spellbreaker” just read the first 2 in the series this week, If i can read 2 books in a week then they must have been awesome. You have terriffic style and I rank you up there with Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton.

  • Thanks everyone for the good wishes! You’re support during the whole process of medical school has been wonderful. I’m sure the next few years will produce even more crazy stories.

    And, Rick, thanks for stopping by and the very kind words about my style! That’s some amazing company you’re putting me in. I’ll try to live up to it. Meantime, work on Spellbreaker is coming along. I’m at 135,000 words. I had hoped to wrap it up in 140,000 but it’s looking like this first draft might be a bit longer than that… Keep your fingers crossed for me!

  • I just read your article about dyslexia from the NYT. Perusing your website lead me here. Congratulations! I have no doubt your successes are because of your dyslexia, not in spite of it. Interesting that the Dyslexia and Talent Conference you attended last month echoes the concepts Ron Davis began teaching in the early 80’s. You will love his books The Gift of Dyslexia, The Gift of Learning, and Autism and the Seeds of Change. Davis Dyslexia Association International is located in Burlingame, CA. Check out http://www.dyslexia.com! I look forward to reading your books and sharing them with the fantasy loving dyslexics in my home! Perhaps your gifts and talents will lead you to explore alternative medicine as well. Best wishes and continued successes!

    • Hi Casey! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the wonderful comment. I have indeed heard of The Gift of Dyslexia and though I haven’t read it yet, it is certainly in my to be read pile. If you do end up picking up the Spellwright books, I hope the words will come alive for you!

  • Dear Blake, Congratulations! While many people will read your story and be amazed that you went from special education to medical school, it comes as no surprise to a person who works with dyslexic children every day. I am a reading therapist at Greengate School in Huntsville, Alabama. We are one of only a handful of accredited schools across the nation that focus on teaching children with dyslexia and other reading differences. Each day, we are blessed to teach nearly 40 students who learn differently. These students are among some of the brightest children I have had the honor of teaching. I have no doubt that they will do great things like you one day! Thank you for being a great inspiration and giving our students a glimpse at what they can be. If you are ever in Huntsville, Alabama (home to our country’s space program), please stop by and see us at Greengate. Best wishes on your future!

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