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1688 to 1689 – Mutineer and Captain #CaptainKiddHistory

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 14, 2017 in #CaptainKiddHistory, History, Middle Grade, Pirate Island |

Here is the second installment of #CaptainKiddHistory. These historical tidbits about Captain William Kidd are told by Billy, the main character of my upcoming middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND. Billy discovered and wrote down these tidbits while doing research to find Kidd’s lost treasure but before he actually looked for it on Pirate Island. Let’s […]

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January 1654? – A Legend is Born #CaptainKiddHistory

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 30, 2017 in #CaptainKiddHistory, History, Middle Grade, Pirate Island |

Today marks the start of a new feature here on the Observation Desk called #CaptainKiddHistory. These historical tidbits about Captain William Kidd are told by Billy, the main character of my upcoming middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND. Billy discovered and wrote down these tidbits while doing research to find Kidd’s lost treasure but before he […]

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Cover Reveal is Live for my Middle Grade Adventure PIRATE ISLAND

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 17, 2017 in Art, Books, Cover Reveal, Events, Middle Grade, Pirate Island |

It’s here! The cover reveal for my upcoming middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND is live! All exclamation points because I’m so excited to share. Illustrator Susan Tait Porcaro did such an amazing job bringing Billy and the spirit of the book to life. I’ll be sharing more about the cover process on the Middle Grade Minded blog on […]

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Sign Up for the PIRATE ISLAND Cover Reveal

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 7, 2017 in Art, Books, Cover Reveal, Events, Middle Grade, News, Pirate Island |

Sign ups are ready for the cover reveal of my middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND. It was created by Susan Tait Porcaro and is awesome! I’m so excited about sharing it with the world soon. The big reveal will take place on April 17, 2017, and you can share it on that date or anytime after. […]

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Dealing With Gossip from Anna Staniszewski Author of THE GOSSIP FILE

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 15, 2015 in Anna Staniszewski, Books, Guest, Middle Grade |

Returning guest poster Anna Staniszewski always has such great posts. Today she stops by with her latest release, the humorous MG story THE GOSSIP FILE (see my 5-star Goodreads review here), and a little bit of her own gossip…with advice for kids and teens on how to deal with gossip! Make sure to check out […]

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