Happy Turkey Day

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 23, 2017 in Family, Holidays |

The boys and I drove by a rafter of turkeys (yup, a group of turkeys is called a “rafter”…I looked it up and everything) the other day. We like to open the windows and gobble at them to see if they will gobble back (which they often do!). Since it was so close to Thanksgiving, […]

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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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A Sweet Valentine’s Post from Penny Estelle Author of A Float Down the Canal

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 14, 2014 in Anecdote, Guest, Holidays |

A sweet treat for all of you on Valentine’s Day from Penny Estelle, author of the MG short A Float Down the Canal. Leave a comment and your email address for a chance to win a copy. Welcome, Penny! Since Katie was nice enough to let me visit her blog on Valentine’s Day, I though I would […]

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Sweet Cookies

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 29, 2012 in Anecdote, Christmas cookies, Family, Holidays |

Fortunately there was no licking of the ladies or men this year at the annual Christmas cookie decorating extravaganza. Looking back at that old post from 2008, I realize I’ve been making cookies with my twin-not-twin sister’s kids for many years, since the lady-licking nephew was two and a half years old (the same age […]

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