Fall 2017 in Pictures and Looking Toward 2018

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 20, 2017 in Anecdote, Family, Holidays, Pictures |

The hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing here at chateau Carroll. The boys have been making out their Christmas lists for Santa, we’ve been baking, and I’ve been fitting in a few words here and there on Elixir Saved. So that means it’s time for a picture post! But before we […]

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November #InkRipples: Shaped but not Defined by our Heritage

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 7, 2016 in Family, Ink Ripples, Nature, Writing |

Our heritage is where we come from, what we’ve inherited from our ancestors and family. It can come in the form of physical traits, property or monetary assets, titles, traditions, and many other forms. Heritage often has a big role in determining who we are when we are born and how we grow up. A person […]

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That Day Your Baby Starts Kindergarten

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 29, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Parenting, Pictures |

I often said to The Boy, my first-born, “You’ll always be my baby.” He very sweetly indulges me in this dialogue that usually ends with a snuggle and a kiss. Of course The Boy isn’t a baby anymore. He’s off to kindergarten today, and his baby days feel a million years ago. So I ask you to […]

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Fall 2015 in Pictures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 7, 2015 in Family, Ink Ripples, Pictures |

First thing’s first…ELIXIR BOUND is on sale today as part of my publisher’s 12 Days of Christmas event. Please help spread the word, and feel free to grab the banner and share it (and also, ya know, pick up a copy of the book). And…on to the post… It’s a busy time of year. That […]

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The Importance and Unpredictability of Introspective

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 5, 2015 in Black Butterfly, Books, Family, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

Remember how I mentioned last week that I’ve been very introspective in my thinking (it’s totally okay if you don’t remember…I just thought this was a good way to start the post)? Part of that is because I’ve been so busy in my life that I haven’t had the time or energy to be extrospective. (Okay, […]

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