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Sign Up for the PIRATE ISLAND Cover Reveal

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 7, 2017 in Art, Books, Cover Reveal, Events, Middle Grade, News, Pirate Island |

Sign ups are ready for the cover reveal of my middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND. It was created by Susan Tait Porcaro¬†and is awesome! I’m so excited about sharing it with the world soon. The big reveal will take place on April 17, 2017, and you can share it on that date or anytime after. […]

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Baby News: Meet The Gentleman!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 23, 2017 in Anecdote, Family, News, Parenting |

One can hardly compete with Beyonce’s Instagram announcement that set the Internet on fire earlier this month, so it is with much humbler origins that I announce my own baby news! Baby boy #3 is on the way, expected delivery in July, though my boys never seem to arrive as expected (see The Boy’s hurricane […]

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The Highly Charged Political Environment We Are In

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 30, 2017 in Anecdote, Art, Creativity, News, WIP, Writing |

I know I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. In part because I’ve been making it a priority to be noisy in real life and the blog has taken a backseat to that. But it’s not just that. This blog–my Observation Desk–has always served as a safe space for me to share my thoughts. I’ve […]

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Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month 2016

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 31, 2016 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Kylene, NaNoWriMo, News, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo). The idea is that crazy writers set aside the month of November in an attempt to draft 50,000 words of a novel. That’s approximately 1,667 words a day, including weekends and holidays. Before I had kids I actually did NaNoWriMo one year, the whole 50,000 words. […]

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A New Home for THE BEDTIME KNIGHT

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 21, 2015 in Books, News, Technology, The Bedtime Knight |

It’s a sad fact that I don’t give nearly enough love here on the blog for my picture app THE BEDTIME KNIGHT. It really is a fun, imaginative story (with some insight into what I was scared of as a child), and I love how illustrator Erika Baird brought it to life with pictures. The […]

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