Ahoy, mateys!

We just returned from a Bahamian cruise, and boy was it fun! Here are a few quick pics from our trip:

Sunset from Deck 4

Reading in paradise

Meeting Minnie!

Our cruise even had a “Pirate Night” – it was so much fun! While we’re on the topic of pirates, fellow author Katie L. Carroll has some exciting news to share. Here’s the cover reveal for her upcoming book, PIRATE ISLAND, due out this fall:

A thrice cursed island, a legendary pirate treasure, and one not-so-brave boy. What could possibly go wrong?

For centuries, the whereabouts of Captain William Kidd’s lost pirate treasure has remained a mystery. When Billy’s best friend, Andy, proposes they look for it on nearby Pirate Island, Billy thinks it’s just another one of their crazy adventures. It’s usually Billy who ends up in trouble as a result, but he goes along for the ride…like always. The more he delves into the life and death of Kidd, the more he thinks the treasure is real and that it might be buried on the small island in Long Island Sound. Billy—nope, call him William—becomes obsessed with the captain of the same first name. He even believes he’s possessed by Kidd’s restless soul. Now he and the spirit of a long-dead pirate are leading the crazy adventure on Pirate Island. And what they find is far bigger than the treasure they imagined.

Author Katie L. Carroll

About the Author: Katie L. Carroll always says she began writing at a very sad time in her life after her sister Kylene unexpectedly passed away. The truth is Katie has been writing her whole life, and it was only after Kylene’s death that she realized she wanted to pursue writing for kids and teens as a career. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She has had many jobs in her lifetime, including newspaper deliverer, hardware store cashier, physical therapy assistant, and puzzle magazine editor. She works from her home in Connecticut that is filled with the love and laughter of her sons and husband. In addition to PIRATE ISLAND, Katie is the author of the YA fantasy ELIXER BOUND. Find Katie on her website and Twitter.


About HFBrainerd

Published novelist and Disney World fanatic. Thanks for coming along on this wild ride!
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4 Responses to Ahoy, mateys!

  1. Love the photos of your cruise, Heather.

    Great cover!

  2. J.Q. Rose says:

    Aarghhh…Looks like a fun voyage. Did anyone walk the plank? My first thought. Oh my, they didn’t go to Disney, but after seeing Minnie there, I believe Disney must’ve hosted the trip.Love Katie’s cover too.

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