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Brewing up the Research from LA Dragoni Author of AGAIN, FOR LOVE

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 27, 2017 in Books, Guest, Kai Strand, Writing |

LA Dragoni is here to celebrate the release of her time travel romance AGAIN, FOR LOVE. Speaking of love, I love the Matrixy look of this cover. Let’s give LA a big welcome! Even a fiction author has to do her research. And for my newest book, Again, For Love, a time travel romance, I’ve […]

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September #InkRipples: Building a Fictional World

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Fantasy, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Pirate Island, WIP, Writing |

What exactly is world building (or worldbuilding if your prefer is as one word)? Basically, it’s the creation of a fictional world. More than that, though, it’s how that world is explained within the confines of a story. The imagining and creating is the easy part (in my opinion). It’s choosing which pieces to include […]

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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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