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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