Book Announcement: My first middle grade novel PIRATE ISLAND will be out this fall! A thrice cursed island, a legendary pirate treasure, and one not-so-brave boy. What could possibly go wrong?
For centuries, the whereabouts of Captain William Kidd’s lost pirate treasure has remained a mystery. When Billy’s best friend, Andy, proposes they look for it on nearby Pirate Island, Billy thinks it’s just another one of their crazy adventures. It’s usually Billy who ends up in trouble as a result, but he goes along for the ride…like always. The more he delves into the life and death of Kidd, the more he thinks the treasure is real and that it might be buried on the small island in Long Island Sound. Billy—nope, call him William—becomes obsessed with the captain of the same first name. He even believes he’s possessed by Kidd’s restless soul. Now he and the spirit of a long-dead pirate are leading the crazy adventure on Pirate Island. And what they find is far bigger than the treasure they imagined.
My name is Katie L. Carroll and I write books for teens and kids. My writing journey began at a very sad time in my life, but it has since taken me to many wonderful places (real and imagined).
My dreams came true with the debut of my young adult fantasy ELIXIR BOUND, which was published by MuseItUp Publishing. Come along with Katora Kase as she decides if she will become guardian of a secret healing Elixir and bind herself to its magic.
THE GREAT CONNECTICUT CAPER is a collaborative middle mystery written by 12 Connecticut authors and 12 Connecticut illustrators and published by the CT Humanities. Gillette Castle has gone missing! Thomas, Li-Ming, and their class must find it before an evil witch steals it forever. Originally the CT Caper was released chapter-by-chapter starting in January 2015. The ebook and audiobook are available for free, and there is a hardcover version as well.
Check out my author visits page if you’re interested in booking me for an author talk or writing workshop. My Observation Desk blog, my twitter feed (@KatieLCarroll), and Facebook page are the places to see if you want a sneak peek into my life as a writer, editor, and mom. #InkRipples is an interactive monthly meme hosted by me, Mary Waibel, and Kai Strand on our blogs, and we’d love to have you join us.
I hope my journey and books help you find and pursue your own dreams.
Your Friend, Katie