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 wrote her YA fantasy 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 middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND, selected by the Milford Public Library as the 2018 One City, One Story middle grade read. She teaches writing and publishing workshops for children and adults and works as a freelance writer and editor. She has had many jobs in her lifetime, including newspaper deliverer, hardware store cashier, physical therapy assistant, and puzzle magazine editor.
A thrice cursed island, a legendary pirate treasure, and one not-so-brave boy. What could possibly go wrong? Join Billy on his (mis)adventures as he attempts to unearth the infamous Captain William Kidd's lost pirate treasure.
A family legacy on the verge of extinction. A young woman on a quest to save a powerful healing Elixir. Will she bind herself to its magic or leave it vulnerable to those who seek power? Either choice leads down a dangerous road, and only Katora can decide the right path.