Thank You For Reading My Book

Did I mention he is tall?A couple of weeks ago I met author Kwame Alexander. Kwame is a big shot in the book world. He has written a variety of best-selling books. Some target young adults. Sports, friendships, romance, family, relationships, current events. He has a vlog/variety show, Bookish. He has been a keynote speaker... Continue Reading →

Secret Handshakes in Medieval France

We leave Spain on a high-speed train to cross the border into Perpignan, France. We have a rental car reserved at a nearby airport. During the solid twenty-minute cab ride to the “nearby” airport, when I explain (in French, as our driver only speaks French) that we are headed to Toulouse, he strongly suggests we... Continue Reading →

Making Friends by Going in For the Kill 

A rainy night in the woods. Four ladies. A deck of cards. Two hundred Girl Scouts nearby. Who will survive?

Book Review: Girlish

Happy book-launch week to Girlish by Lara Lillibridge. It’s an unforgettable memoir. Read on for my review and (spoiler) encouragement to buy and read!

Book Nerd at a Book Festival

“Grab all the books!” I shouted to my daughter as we jumped out of the car. We had arrived at NoVa Teen Book Festival, and we had books, many heavy books, to be signed. It was time to fangirl it up. My top list from this event: Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi and Dhonielle Clayton. Smart,... Continue Reading →

Girl Power in Black Panther

Greetings to you, readers! I give to you what I loved about the four women in Black Panther, the recently released Marvel movie that hit the silver screen in February 2018 (if you haven't heard of it, come out from under that rock). First I will concede that Black Panther carried the day, and ultimately,... Continue Reading →

Bird Q&A To Make Your Day

I'm a backyard birdwatcher and came across this most excellent, funny, and yes, alarming, series of questions by Buzzfeed's Erin Chack and answers by Audubon Society's Purbita Saha. There is so much information and hilarity herein. Please enjoy. Birds in the News BuzzFeed Asked a Bunch of Bird Questions—and We Answered 'I like birds as... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski

Review of Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski. Are you or is someone in your life looking for a new hair stylist? If so, this little gem of a book will offer some ideas, suggestions, and tips on how-to, from choosing a salon to tipping the stylist afterwards. It tops out at less than twenty-four pages... Continue Reading →

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

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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