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Happy Book Birthday to PIRATE ISLAND!!!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 17, 2017 in #CaptainKiddHistory, Books, Middle Grade, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, Writing |

It’s been a very long time since I was able to celebrate a book birthday.¬†ELIXIR BOUND first released over five years ago (see how I celebrated that release here). So I’m very, very, very excited to say that I have a new book out today. Welcome to the world PIRATE ISLAND!!! This is the book […]

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Event Announcement: Indie Author Day at the Norwalk Public Library

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 2, 2017 in Books, Elixir Bound, Events, Middle Grade, News, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, Writing, Young Adult |

So by now most of you know that I have a book coming out soon (since I’ve been talking about it ad nauseam here!), my middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND. The paperback and e-book are available for pre-order on all the major book selling sites. And while it doesn’t officially release until October 17, I […]

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August #InkRipples: Options in Publishing – What’s Your Path?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 7, 2017 in Books, Elixir Bound, Ink Ripples, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, Writing |

When it comes to publishing a book, there are so many more options than there¬†used to be. If you’re new to the business, it can be downright overwhelming and confusing to decide what publishing path is the right one for you. That is why we decided to tackle the topic in this month’s #InkRipples. Traditional […]

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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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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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