May #InkRipples: 10 YA and MG Novels Inspired by Fairy Tales & Myths

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Fairy tales, Fantasy, Guest, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Middle Grade, Writing, Young Adult |

Last week I touched on why fairy tales make for such good fodder for story ideas. And as promised, here are some of my favorite YA and MG novels that drew inspiration from fairy tales and myths (I’ve included myths here because they are also great sources of inspiration for similar reasons that fairy tales […]

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January #InkRipples: The Allure of a Book Cover

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 2, 2017 in Art, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Fantasy, Ink Ripples, Middle Grade, Writing, Young Adult |

Welcome to #InkRipples 2017! It looks like it’s going to be a big year for #InkRipples with lots of new bloggers joining Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and me (Katie L. Carroll) in our monthly meme. We’re starting off the year by talking about book covers. The rise of online shopping and ebooks have changed the way […]

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Announcing the 2017 #InkRipples Themes

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 14, 2016 in Creativity, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Writing |

I’m pleased to announce that #InkRipples will be back in 2017 with a brand new set of topics! #InkRipples is a monthly meme created by Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. We’re all authors, but you don’t have to be to participate. The idea of #InkRipples is to toss a word, idea, image, whatever into […]

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Twisting Fairy Tales with Author Mary Waibel

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 15, 2015 in Books, Fairy tales, Guest, Mary Waibel, Writing, Young Adult |

Back when I was doing research for my NESCBWI15 workshop about mining fairy tales, myths, and legends to write fantasy, I scoured the Interwebs for interviews with fantasy authors and also directly contacted a few. Mary Waibel, master of twisting fairy tales, was one of the gracious authors who provided me with an insight into […]

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Mary Waibel Author of The Mystery Prince on Twisting Fairy Tales

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 9, 2014 in Books, Guest, Mary Waibel, Writing, Young Adult |

My good writing buddy Mary Waibel is celebrating her newest release The Mystery Prince. Mary is a master at taking fairy tales and giving them unique twists and she’s sharing her inspiration behind some of these tales. Let’s all give her a big welcome on her release day! Elena Ringo http://www.elena-ringo.com Fairy tales are so much fun […]

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