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Katie l Caroll


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Katie l Caroll

  1. 1. Katie L. Caroll March 2017 Skype Interview by Lycée international nelsoN mandela, nantes, france American oib class.
  2. 2. Introduction by Katie L. Caroll  Katie has had many jobs, including but not limited to newspaper delivery girl, hardware store cashier, basketball coach, puzzle magazine editor, and (her favorite) author.  She has lived in the same city her whole life, but has wandered the streets of London in search of bookstores, swam with the sharks in Tahiti, and run a marathon in Alaska.  She’s the middle child of five siblings and blames all her problems on middle-child syndrome.  She loves collecting signed books and reading them before giving them away as gifts.  Her favorite sources of writing inspiration are her family, nature, music, and astrophysics, particularly supernovae, black holes, and dark matter.
  3. 3. Katie L. Caroll Katie L. Carroll is a mother, writer, editor, and speaker. She began writing at a very sad time in her life after her 16-year-old sister, Kylene, unexpectedly passed away. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She wrote her YA fantasy ELIXIR BOUND so Kylene could live on in the pages of a book. Katie was also a contributor to THE GREAT CONNECTICUT CAPER, a serialized mystery for young readers. She lives not too far from the beach in a small Connecticut city with her husband and sons. For more about Katie, visit her website at
  4. 4. Analyze the excerpt. Define the genre of this novel. What are the major elements of this genre? Can you find them in this excerpt? Jot down your notes on this document. Excerpt from Elixir Bound
  5. 5. Analysis: reminder  Literary devices,  Themes, motifs, Genre,  Tone, diction, syntax,  Allusions,  Imagery and  Symbolism… 5
  6. 6. Skype Interview Prepare questions about  Katie L. Caroll,  Her influences,  Her creative process,  The excerpt you have studied…  Be creative, original and personal!  Share your questions and ideas on this Google doc. 6
  7. 7. Bibliography  Katie L. Caroll’s website  Goodreads  Interview  Blog post  Online tools (Final project)  The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms, second ed. (Murfin, Ray) / Literary terms / Meter  Devices 7