Introverted Author Takes Over Facebook, Sort Of

K.L. Kranes is a published author of The Travelers. She, along with her publisher’s other authors, will be featured on Facebook live Saturday participating in an author takeover. Please check her out on Saturday and send a like, a comment, or question if you have a moment. Wishing her luck at this event, about which she is a little nervous! Please enjoy her blog below for more details. Hope to see you among the “likes” popping up on the FB live event Saturday!

K.L. Kranes, Author

I’m an introvert or an ambivert (a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features) or I’m an introvert who learned to manage in an extroverted world. It all depends on the definition. Regardless of how it’s categorized, I have introvert features that make marketing a book very difficult. And, yet, I have to do it. This weekend, in fact, I’ll be inflicting my introvert awkwardness on a Facebook Takeover Event hosted by Saguaro Books, the publisher of my book, The Travelers. (If that’s not a fantastic pitch to get you to come to the event, I don’t know what is!)

What’s a Facebook Author Takeover Event?

Good question. I’m glad you asked. Because I had no idea either. (On top of being an introvert, I’m very new to social media.) Thus making the concept even more terrifying. Although once I found out what it was…

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Why YOU Should Study Abroad!

Many years after my own exchange experience, I enjoy touching base on the value of these programs. The world needs exchange students more now than ever, since relationships are built between people over a cup of coffee, a meal, and a respect for each other’s culture. Here’s a blog by Le Petit Traveler about why YOU should be an exchange student (this can apply to your children if you are a parent). This is but one student’s experience. I am not necessarily endorsing this university, but any program that encourages students to travel abroad and provides the assistance for them to do so safely, whether it’s with a college professor who travels with you or you travel to a family who hosts you. Personally, I believe that living with another family (versus living in a dorm with other students from your home country) is a more immersive and challenging experience. The farther you go out of your comfort zone, and the more challenges you face, the more you grow as a person. Bon voyage, and enjoy!

Le Petit Traveler

There are so many reasons why you should study abroad! For starters, you’re going to be in another country and that’s awesome! Second, you’re going to be able to immerse yourself in that country and language and you’ll get to see what living in another country is like!

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There are so many locations that you could pick to study and live, as well as universities that can help assist you in studying abroad. In my opinion, you should pick one of Harding University’s study abroad programs! Harding University’s International Programs is dedicated to helping students study abroad. Their goal is to give students the opportunity to live in a new country while learning about the world around them. As the Dean of the International Programs, Dr. Jeffrey Hopper, says, “Make the world your classroom”. Their goal is to give students the best experience abroad by teaching them about the city…

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Reaching the Tea, Or Not

My husband pulled up to the gas pump and I leapt out of the minivan, slamming the door shut behind me. I charged into the little gas station shop, its warning bell dinging above my head. My mission: a frosty Diet Dr. Pepper for my poor thirsty hubby. The refrigerated case brimmed with an array... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Conference Hangover

Phew! Here we are, fresh from a fabulous writers conference called Hippocamp 2017, named after Hippocampus Magazine, which is in turn named after that part of the human brain--wait for it--the hippocampus. Is that too meta? Not for a bunch of creative nonfiction writers! Elizabeth (author of the thoughtful pre-cap in last week's blog) noted... Continue Reading →

Deciding to Go: A HippoCamp 2017 Pre-cap By Elizabeth Mackenzie Biedell

She said it very casually. In the middle of two other thoughts. And I’m glad she did. “So I’m not even sure...there’s this thing...I want to go, it’s called Hippo Camp...I don’t know, Ken really wants to go to this other thing…” I wasn’t sure what my friend Lisa was talking about. It didn’t matter.... Continue Reading →

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