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February #InkRipples: Tackling Common Misconceptions About Genre

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 6, 2017 in Books, Fantasy, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Writing, Young Adult |

In February, join the conversation as Mary Waibel, Kai Strand, and Katie L. Carroll talk genres for this month’s #InkRipples posts. There are lots of ways to define genre in literature (see the dictionary definition of “genre” or the Wikipedia entry on “literary genre”). For our intents and purposes of today’s discussion, let me specify by saying that […]

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Cover Reveal HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye Garrett

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 24, 2016 in Books, Cover Reveal, Guest |

It’s week of cover reveals on the blog. Today we’ve got HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye Garrett, coming summer 2017. Welcome, Kellye! Title: Hollywood Homicide Book 1 in the Detective By Day Series Publisher: Midnight Ink Release Date: August 8, 2017 Book Blurb: Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke […]

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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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The Great Connecticut Caper Starts Today

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 4, 2015 in Books, Events, Great CT Caper, Middle Grade |

Gillette Castle has gone missing! And after all the hype I’ve been giving it on the blog lately, you can now finally join the young sleuths in solving the mystery in The Great Connecticut Caper. Chapter one goes lives today! (You can see I’m speaking in exclamation points!) Follow along at http://ctcaper.cthumanities.org/ as a new […]

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Creating Conflict with Kimberly G. Giarratano Author of Grunge Gods and Graveyards

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 18, 2014 in Books, Guest, Writing, Young Adult |

I’m pleased to welcome fellow new mom and author Kimberly G. Giarrantano, who is celebrating the release of her YA mystery Grunge Gods and Graveyards. Kimberly is offering up some thoughts on creating conflict in stories and a giveaway. Welcome, Kimberly and congrats on your new book and baby! Everybody Hurts by Kimberly G. Giarrantano Being that […]

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