Middle Grade Adventure PIRATE ISLAND Is Going To Be A Book!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 1, 2017 in Art, Books, Great CT Caper, Middle Grade, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, WIP, Writing |

Last week brought you my big baby news, and as promised, this week I’m bringing you book news. I’ve decided to jump into self-publishing, starting with my middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND in the fall. So this year I’ll be bringing a human baby and a book baby into the world! This is a move […]

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January #InkRipples: The Allure of a Book Cover

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 2, 2017 in Art, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Fantasy, Ink Ripples, Middle Grade, Writing, Young Adult |

Welcome to #InkRipples 2017! It looks like it’s going to be a big year for #InkRipples with lots of new bloggers joining Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and me (Katie L. Carroll) in our monthly meme. We’re starting off the year by talking about book covers. The rise of online shopping and ebooks have changed the way […]

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Diving Into Research with Anna Staniszewski Author of ONCE UPON A CRUISE

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 28, 2016 in Anna Staniszewski, Books, Guest, Middle Grade, Writing |

Prolific author and one of my writing buddies Anna Staniszewski is here today to talk about researching ONCE UPON A CRUISE, the first book in her latest tween series. It’s always fun and informative to have Anna on the blog! Diving Into Book Research by Anna Staniszewski Before I embark on a post about the process […]

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Meet Kira from A TOWN BEWITCHED by Suzanne de Montigny

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 29, 2016 in Book Trailer, Books, Guest, Middle Grade, Suzanne de Montigny |

I have a very special guest on the Observation Desk today: Kira, from Suzanne de Montigny’s latest middle grade novel A TOWN BEWITCHED. Let’s all give Kira a big welcome! Hi. My name’s Kira. I’m fourteen and I have a frightful tale to tell about the strangest woman I’ve ever met. She showed up at […]

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Busy Times and The Great CT Caper Book Launch

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 22, 2016 in Books, Events, Family, Great CT Caper, Middle Grade, School visits |

The school visits have all been wonderful so far! (I’ll have some really fun stuff to share from them soon when I get a chance to breathe.) Two more single workshops this week and then I’m done for awhile. Also, I’ll be attending THE GREAT CT CAPER book launch (registration required, but the event is free) on Monday, […]

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