Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Today, you'll find Erik, the twins, the ghosts, and me at:
So, what are you up to today? Any good news? Anything exciting?
The cats say "Hi!"
Happy Reading!

Monday, September 29, 2014


Monday Musings
I had a pleasant surprise at Amazon. STAR OF THE TEAM is listed.
They don't have copies yet, but this is a step closer.
I had some pictures that have been on my  computer for years printed at Shutterfly.
They're great. Now to put them in an album.
Today my Virtual Tour for  A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT
Stop by if you have a chance and see what's in my mind. Scary thought, huh?
Also, there's an interview on BLOGGER NEWS
Happy Reading!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Tour Goes On

We're back, with more stops on our Virtual Book Tour for A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT.
Erik is interviewed on BEYOND THE BOOKS. See what's on the mind of a
thirteen-year-old, if you dare.
Then, if you're still adventuresome, stop by REVIEW FROM HERE for my interview.
And, last but not least, read chapter one at AS THE PAGE TURNS.
Have a lovely weekend.
Happy Reading!

Friday, September 26, 2014


Friday Fun.
Thanks for stopping by today to meet Katie L. Carroll. Have a wonderful visit.

YA fantasy
by Katie L. Carroll
Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker as companions, she feels alone.
It is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.
Ebook on sale for $.99 until September 27:
Signed paperback giveaway on Goodreads until September 28: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15821579-elixir-bound
About the Author:
Katie L. Carroll began writing at a very sad time in her life after her 16-year-old sister, Kylene, unexpectedly passed away. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She wrote ELIXIR BOUND and the forthcoming ELIXIR SAVED so Kylene could live on in the pages of a book. Katie is also the author of the picture app THE BEDTIME KNIGHT and an editor for MuseItUp Publishing. She lives not too far from the beach in a small Connecticut city with her husband and son. For more about Katie, visit her website at www.katielcarroll.com and follow her on Twitter (@KatieLCarroll) or Tumblr.
I read Katie's book quite awhile ago, but in case you missed the review, here it is again.
By Katie L. Carroll
For years, perhaps for centuries, the quest to live forever has driven men to search for a magic potion that will grant them eternal life. Some of them will do most anything to achieve their goal. But what if they do find such a potion or medicine? Will it bring them happiness or problems?
Author Katie L. Carroll’s YA fantasy novel, ELIXIR BOUND, is the story of Katora Kase and her family who are in charge of protecting a magic Elixir that some believe will make them live forever. Katora is a prime year woman and soon it will be her duty to take over the family’s farm which also puts her in charge of the Elixir. Since they’re almost out of the Elixir, Katora will lead an expedition to retrieve more nectar for the Elixir. On their quest to do so, Katora and those that go with her face more danger than she ever imagined.
Katie L. Carroll uses vivid language to describe the journey through Faway Forest. I could picture the creatures that would have made me stop and run home, forgetting about the Elixir. The characters, especially Katora, are not always brave. They try to be, but have their doubts and sometimes question if they’re doing the right thing, like real people do.  And until the very end I wasn’t sure how the story would turn out. If you enjoy a good fantasy with likeable characters that make you care for them and a situation that could be fatal for them, then pick up a copy of ELIXIR BOUND. You’ll be happy you did.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Virtual Tour, Book Blast, and New Book!

Good Morning, or Evening, depending on where you live.
Are you still with me? I hope so.
First, the good news.
My MG/Tween contemporary story, STAR OF THE TEAM, is at the printer.
Soon, I'll have books. You know the feeling. I'll also tell the story behind the story.
Second, don't forget the book blast for my YA contemporary, LIFE ON HOLD.
You can win an Amazon GC or Pay Pal cash for $50.
Take a look at I Am a Reader.
Third, my virtual tour for A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT
continues today at The Writer's Life e Magazine.
From my kids and me, thanks.
Happy Reading.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Wait! It's not over. There's more.
Check out today's links on my Virtual Tour for A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT
Also, great news about STAR OF THE TEAM.
Stay tuned.
Spotlight on Open Salon
If you don't already know, find out where the idea for my ghost story came from
Also, I'm interviewed on Book Publishing Secrets.
That's it for now.
Tomorrow learn more about Kate and her friends.
Happy Reading.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Today my kids and I, the ghosts too, are visiting the following blogs.
We sure would love to hear from you.
The Book Blast continues too. Win a $50.00 GC to Amazon or Pay Pal cash.
Links below:
Chapter Reveal on Plug Your Book
Interview on The Dark Phantom Review (reposted from Mayra's Secret Bookcase)
Happy Reading.
Don't forget the giveaway. More about it at I Am a Reader not a Writer
Enjoy this first day of Autumn.