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 SCAVENGER OF SOULS by Joshua David Bellin

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 24, 2016 in Books, Guest, Young Adult |

Joshua David Bellin is stopping by to celebrate the release of his YA post-apocalyptic thriller SCAVENGER OF SOULS, a sequel to SURVIVAL COLONY 9. Check out the excerpt and the giveaway. Welcome, Joshua! Querry Genn is running out of time. He may have saved his survival colony and defeated a nest of the monstrous Skaldi, […]

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All Things Scary on Lightning Quick Reads this Month

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 11, 2015 in Lightning Quick Reads, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

I’m switching it up this month for my short story post on the Lightning Quick Reads blog. Instead of another Tales from the Field soccer story, I dredged up and revised an old scary story I had written some years ago. I’m not at all into horror (books or movies), so it’s more of a […]

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“Serial Killers Are People, Too” From Author Stuart R. West

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 13, 2015 in Books, Guest, Stuart R. West, Writing |

Writer friend and return guest poster Stuart R. West has a seriously deranged and hilarious post that is perfect for Friday the 13th. Stuart is celebrating the release of his latest thriller THE SECRET SOCIETY OF LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS. Welcome, Stuart! Serial killers are people, too. First of all, I’d like to thank Katie for allowing […]

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New Release CLAUDIA MUST DIE by T.B. Markinson

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 11, 2014 in Books, Guest |

I’m happy to welcome T.B. Markinson today as she offers an excerpt of her latest release the thriller CLAUDIA MUST DIE.  Claudia doesn’t feel like herself anymore—she feels like prey. Her husband’s hired goons have stalked her all the way to Boston and will only stop their pursuit once she is dead. Divorce is not […]

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