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Announcing a School Visit Special

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 29, 2018 in Books, Events, News, School visits |

I’m offering a school visit special for the first time ever! If your school or organization purchases 30 or more of my books directly from me (at $10.00 each, either ELIXIR BOUND or PIRATE ISLAND), I’ll do a free writing workshop or assembly. Some of workshop topics include writing fantasy, revision, and generating ideas. I’m […]

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Cheating On My Novels With Picture Books

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 23, 2018 in Anecdote, Creativity, Language, Picture Book, Writing |

I’ve so not been in the mood to blog lately. I have lots of things I could write about (both on the blog and in my own writing) but nothing that’s really sparking for me. So I’d rather spend my limited words on my actual writing than here. So I’m just popping in to say […]

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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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Cover Reveal PRINCESS BREEZE by Beverly Stowe McClure

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 31, 2017 in Books, Cover Reveal, Guest, Middle Grade |

Writer friend and big supporter of the kidlit community Beverly Stowe McClure is here to share the cover for her upcoming middle grade novel PRINCESS BREEZE, a sequel to JUST BREEZE. Let’s give Beverly a big welcome!  PRINCESS BREEZE blurb: For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school, […]

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August #InkRipples: The Problem with Guilty Pleasures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 9, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Ink Ripples, Parenting |

The problem I have with the term “guilty pleasure” is that I don’t think you should feel guilty for enjoying the things you like to do. Whatever you read, watch, or do in your free time is your business (so long as it’s legal and, ya know, not hurting anyone). Enjoy it. Embrace it. Forget […]

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