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Interview of LA Dragoni Author of GUARDIAN’S TOUCH

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 31, 2017 in Books, Guest, Interview, Kai Strand, Writing |

I’m always happy to have a good writer friend guest on the Observation Desk, and LA is one of the best! It’s no wonder when I saw the answers on this author interview, which made me realize we have more in common than I thought. Check out her latest release GUARDIAN’S TOUCH, book two in the […]

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Cover Reveal GUARDIAN’S TOUCH Touched by Afterlife Book 2 by LA Dragoni

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 5, 2017 in Books, Cover Reveal, Guest, Kai Strand |

I’ve had the pleasure of getting an early read of LA Dragoni’s latest paranormal romance GUARDIAN’S TOUCH, Touched by Afterlife, Book 2. I have thoroughly enjoyed both books in the series and am thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for book 2. Welcome, LA! Guardian’s Touch, Touched by Afterlife, Book 2 by LA Dragoni […]

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May #InkRipples: 10 YA and MG Novels Inspired by Fairy Tales & Myths

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Fairy tales, Fantasy, Guest, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Middle Grade, Writing, Young Adult |

Last week I touched on why fairy tales make for such good fodder for story ideas. And as promised, here are some of my favorite YA and MG novels that drew inspiration from fairy tales and myths (I’ve included myths here because they are also great sources of inspiration for similar reasons that fairy tales […]

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Book Spotlight on GHOST TOUCH by LA Dragoni

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 10, 2017 in Books, Cover Reveal, Guest, Kai Strand, New Adult |

I’m shining the spotlight on LA Dragoni’s paranormal romance GHOST TOUCH. You may have seen LA here on the blog with her kidlit alter-ego Kai Strand (fellow #InkRipples founder!). Let’s give her a big welcome! GHOST TOUCH blurb: For fifteen minutes each night a portal opens in Tamara’s barn and a horde of ghosts spills […]

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February #InkRipples: Tackling Common Misconceptions About Genre

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 6, 2017 in Books, Fantasy, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Writing, Young Adult |

In February, join the conversation as Mary Waibel, Kai Strand, and Katie L. Carroll talk genres for this month’s #InkRipples posts. There are lots of ways to define genre in literature (see the dictionary definition of “genre” or the Wikipedia entry on “literary genre”). For our intents and purposes of today’s discussion, let me specify by saying that […]

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