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Happy Turkey Day

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 23, 2017 in Family, Holidays |

The boys and I drove by a rafter of turkeys (yup, a group of turkeys is called a “rafter”…I looked it up and everything) the other day. We like to open the windows and gobble at them to see if they will gobble back (which they often do!). Since it was so close to Thanksgiving, […]

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Celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 19, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Holidays, Middle Grade, Pirate Island |

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (see the origins of this auspicious occasion here)! With a book called PIRATE ISLAND coming out in less than a month (Eeeek! Less than a month!) was there any doubt that I’d be celebrating? Billy, the main character in PIRATE ISLAND, and his best friend, Andy, […]

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Merry Christmas and a Trip to the Mall Santa

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 21, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Holidays, Pictures |

The boys have never had much interest in sitting on Santa’s lap. In fact, The Boy had absolutely no desire to meet Santa for the first few years of his life. The Prince has been pretty indifferent to the whole situation. Up until this year! The other day we were at the mall (really just […]

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December #InkRipples: A Tradition of Christmas Cookies

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 5, 2016 in Art, Christmas cookies, Family, Food, Holidays, Ink Ripples, Pictures |

It’s the last #InkRipples of the year! But don’t worry, we have a whole new line-up of topics for 2017. Keep an eye out later in the month for the official #InkRipples 2017 announcement. We’re always happy to have you join in on the conversation–this month we’re talking cookies. I have a long-standing tradition in […]

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4 Simple Ways to Help an Author

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 30, 2016 in Anecdote, Books, Holidays, Writing |

The holiday season is in full swing, and it’s a time for gift giving and charity. With the giving spirit in mind, perhaps you’re wondering how you can help out your favorite authors. Well, I have four simple suggestions on how to do just that this holiday season or anytime of the year! Buy the […]

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