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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 blogĀ 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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Merry Christmas and a Trip to the Mall Santa

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 21, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Holidays, Pictures |

The boys have never had much interest in sitting on Santa’s lap. In fact, The Boy had absolutely no desire to meet Santa for the first few years of his life. The Prince has been pretty indifferent to the whole situation. Up until this year! The other day we were at the mall (really just […]

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December #InkRipples: A Tradition of Christmas Cookies

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 5, 2016 in Art, Christmas cookies, Family, Food, Holidays, Ink Ripples, Pictures |

It’s the last #InkRipples of the year! But don’t worry, we have a whole new line-up of topics for 2017. Keep an eye out later in the month for the official #InkRipples 2017 announcement. We’re always happy to have you join in on the conversation–this month we’re talking cookies. I have a long-standing tradition in […]

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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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Getting Excited About Science with Julie Murphy Author of GILLY’S TREASURES

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 19, 2016 in Books, Creativity, Guest, Nature, Picture Book, Pictures, Writing |

Today I have a great guest post from Julie Murphy, author of the picture book GILLY’S TREASURES. I always love seeing how people’s day jobs or passions influence what they write, and Julie’s post is full of wonderful pictures. Let’s give her a big welcome! Thanks for hosting me on your blog, Katie, and helping […]

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