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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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Diving Into Research with Anna Staniszewski Author of ONCE UPON A CRUISE

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 28, 2016 in Anna Staniszewski, Books, Guest, Middle Grade, Writing |

Prolific author and one of my writing buddies Anna Staniszewski is here today to talk about researching ONCE UPON A CRUISE, the first book in her latest tween series. It’s always fun and informative to have Anna on the blog! Diving Into Book Research by Anna Staniszewski Before I embark on a post about the process […]

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Meet Kira from A TOWN BEWITCHED by Suzanne de Montigny

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 29, 2016 in Book Trailer, Books, Guest, Middle Grade, Suzanne de Montigny |

I have a very special guest on the Observation Desk today: Kira, from Suzanne de Montigny’s latest middle grade novel A TOWN BEWITCHED. Let’s all give Kira a big welcome! Hi. My name’s Kira. I’m fourteen and I have a frightful tale to tell about the strangest woman I’ve ever met. She showed up at […]

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