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Celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 19, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Holidays, Middle Grade, Pirate Island |

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (see the origins of this auspicious occasion here)! With a book called PIRATE ISLAND coming out in less than a month (Eeeek! Less than a month!) was there any doubt that I’d be celebrating? Billy, the main character in PIRATE ISLAND, and his best friend, Andy, […]

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1698 to April 1699 – A Privateer Prize and the Return of the Archenemy #CaptainKiddHistory

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 11, 2017 in #CaptainKiddHistory, Books, History, Middle Grade, 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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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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Enter to Win a Signed Paperback of PIRATE ISLAND in a Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 6, 2017 in Books, Events, Middle Grade, Pirate Island |

A signed paperback of my middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND is up for grabs on Goodreads. But if you don’t want to take a chance on winning one, you can always pre-order a copy. The paperback is on sale at Amazon for $7.07 and at Barnes & Noble for just $7.09! I’m always happy to […]

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September 1696 to October 16, 1697 – The Bucket Incident #CaptainKiddHistory

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 28, 2017 in #CaptainKiddHistory, Books, History, Middle Grade, 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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