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June 1699 – Proof of Treasure #CaptainKiddHistory

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 25, 2017 in #CaptainKiddHistory, Books, History, Middle Grade, Nature, Pirate Island |

Here is the next installment of #CaptainKiddHistory. These historical tidbits about Captain William Kidd are told by Billy, the main character of my upcoming middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND. Billy discovered and wrote down these tidbits while doing research to find Kidd’s lost treasure but before he actually looked for it on Pirate Island. Let’s give […]

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Recognizing Different Kinds of Productivity

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 21, 2017 in Anecdote, Creativity, Family, Nature, Parenting, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, WIP, Writing |

I’ve been feeling particularly unproductive this year, in part because I haven’t been doing much drafting. It’s my favorite part of the writing process and the one that creatively feels the most fulfilling. I feel whole when I’m in the midst of a draft and able to lose myself in the process of adding words […]

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Spring 2017 in Pictures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 22, 2017 in Anecdote, Art, Cover Reveal, Family, Middle Grade, Nature, Parenting, Pictures, Pirate Island |

A quick bookish note first. Today I’m guest posting on the Middle Grade Minded blog about the cover for PIRATE ISLAND. It’s a fun inside look at the process that went into creating it. Okay, now for the spring part. I’m inclined to say it’s been a weird spring, given that we had snow early on […]

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Fall 2016 in Pictures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 14, 2016 in Family, NaNoWriMo, Nature, Pictures |

Fall started out very warm this year, really it felt like an extension of summer. One week we were playing at the beach in shorts and t-shirts, the next we were hiking with our jackets and winter hats on in the nearly barren woods on a blustery day. While I’m deep in NaNoWriMo mode, here […]

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November #InkRipples: Shaped but not Defined by our Heritage

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 7, 2016 in Family, Ink Ripples, Nature, Writing |

Our heritage is where we come from, what we’ve inherited from our ancestors and family. It can come in the form of physical traits, property or monetary assets, titles, traditions, and many other forms. Heritage often has a big role in determining who we are when we are born and how we grow up. A person […]

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