A Little Shift in Direction


I will be expanding my website and here is an explanation of what that entails.

The website Palace of Twelve Pillars is still about books, but my reach is extending. Where in the past I have focused on YA and MG books with a few adult books sprinkled in I am now going to add the faith factor.

I am currently working on a series of devotions based on my book Women of the Bible: A Study. I am hoping that an phone app Refocus will pick it up, but even if they don’t I will be bringing the videos and devotions to this a page of my website that has been almost silent while I focused on my other books.

I am really excited and a little scared about this project and can’t wait for you all to see it.


I also am going to start sharing more books about faith in addition to the books I already share. But have no fear I will still share YA and MG with a sprinkling of adult over at Dragon’s Muse. You can be sure Myrria and Sir E. Robert Smythe will not let me give up on that.

Katie Carroll Visits

Katie Carroll wrote a new book and Myrria insisted that we have her back in the Lair to talk about the book. So let’s dive in and see what it’s all about.


by Katie L. Carroll (katielcarroll.com)

Cover Illustration by Susan Tait Porcaro (susantaitporcaro.com)

Coming October 2017!

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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.

About the Author:

Katie L. Carroll always says she began writing at a very sad time 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 ELIXIR BOUND. Find Katie on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.