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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June #InkRipples: Utilizing Blurbs in the Drafting Process

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 7, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Ink Ripples, Middle Grade, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

When I first found out I was expected to write my own blurb for ELIXIR BOUND, I was kind of terrified. The blurb is one of the most important selling tools of a book, probably only second to the cover. If a cover and title draw in a reader, chances are the next thing they’ll […]

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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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Join Me at the Stratford Library Indie Author Day 2016

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 23, 2016 in Books, Elixir Bound, Events, Self-Publishing, Writing |

On October 8, 2016 from noon – 4:00 p.m., the Stratford, CT Public Library is participating in the Indie Author Day, a nationwide event designed to bring local writers together to share information. It’s open to the public, and there will readings from local authors and a panel of industry experts. The afternoon concludes with […]

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Guide to Self-Publishing with Ellen Allen Author of THE SHAM

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 20, 2014 in Books, Guest, Self-Publishing, Writing, Young Adult |

Today Ellen Allen, author of the YA thriller¬†THE SHAM, is sharing some insights on the self-publishing process, which is something I think all of us authors, if we’re not doing it already, have at least thought about doing. Welcome, Ellen!¬† A writers guide to self-publishing by Ellen Allen Having recently self-published my first book and […]

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