Getting Excited About Science with Julie Murphy Author of GILLY’S TREASURES

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 19, 2016 in Books, Creativity, Guest, Nature, Picture Book, Pictures, Writing |

Today I have a great guest post from Julie Murphy, author of the picture book GILLY’S TREASURES. I always love seeing how people’s day jobs or passions influence what they write, and Julie’s post is full of wonderful pictures. Let’s give her a big welcome! Thanks for hosting me on your blog, Katie, and helping […]

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The #InkRipples Inspiration Continues with Science

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 18, 2016 in Ink Ripples, Large Hadron Collider, Nature, Physics |

I’m a bit of a science nerd at times. I have a layman’s fascination with astrophysics and love watching programs and videos, reading books, and visiting exhibits on the many topics it covers. (Long time readers of the blog may remember these classic science posts on the Large Hadron Collider, the Big Bang, and dark matter.) And that’s […]

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Finding Inspiration from New Perspectives #InkRipples

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 7, 2016 in Creativity, Ink Ripples, Nature |

For July #InkRipples, we’re talking about inspiration. Since there are so many things that inspire me, not only in my writing but also in my life, I decided to post something new each week. Since two of my writing friends have new books out next week, I’m all booked up with guest posts, so you’re […]

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Big News for the Big Bang

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 18, 2014 in Large Hadron Collider, Nature, Physics, Technology |

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you might have noticed I stray from the writerly and motherly topics to science every so often. Black holes, the Large Hadron Collider, and the Big Bang are among some of my favorite topics. While the first two episodes of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey linger, unwatched on my […]

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Dark Matter, Alternate Universes, and a Story Idea

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 22, 2014 in Large Hadron Collider, Nature, Physics, Technology, Writing |

I haven’t had a science update lately, mostly because my favorite science project the Large Hadron Collider is on hiatus. It’s being upgraded to increase its power so it can smash teeny, tiny particles even faster and harder. Scientists are hoping to unlock the secrets of dark matter. Dark matter is thought to make up […]

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