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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New Release AN ABSENCE OF LIGHT by Meradeth Houston

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 5, 2014 in Book Trailer, Books, Guest, Meradeth Houston, Young Adult |

The fabulous Meradeth Houston is celebrating a new release, her upper YA with a sci-fi twist AN ABSENCE OF LIGHT. I love Meradeth’s writing and this one is on the top of my TBR list. And make sure to enter the giveaway. Welcome back, Meradeth!  Thanks so much for hosting me! It’s my pleasure to get […]

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Cover Reveal Times Four with S.J. Pajonas Author of the Nogiku Series

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 3, 2014 in Books, Guest, New Adult, S.J. Pajonas, Young Adult |

Today is the cover reveal for the Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas. This cover reveal will be for the following books: Revealed: Part One (Nogiku series #0.1), Removed (Nogiku series #1), Released (Nogiku series #2) and Reunited (Nogiku series #3). This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Here’s a picture with all four […]

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Meet Susan Royal Author of Not Long Ago

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 18, 2013 in Books, Guest, Interview, MuseItUp, Uncategorized, Writing |

Today Susan Royal, author of the time travel romance Not Long Ago, and I swap blogs. Hop on over to her blog to find out what movie I always watch when it’s on. Now let’s find out more about Susan.  What inspired you to write Not Long Ago? History has always been one of my favorite […]

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Females in YA: Part 2 My Writing

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 22, 2013 in Books, Elixir Saved, Females in YA, Writing |

The discussion about females in YA continues. If you missed Part 1 Growing Up Female, be sure to check the comments section as well as the blog post because there is some great stuff there. So in Part 1 I asserted that though boys were an important part of my teenage life, they weren’t everything. […]

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