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K.L. Kranes, Author

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October 2017

How to Fail at Halloween in Three Words: Elizabethan Angel Bacon

If failures in life make you stronger, I should be superhero level strong by this point. My latest failure: Halloween. 

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You Can Never Escape Middle School (or A Neurotic Writer at a Conference)

It feels like I'm in middle school. It's the first day of 7th grade all over again and I'm the new kid. The only difference? I'm an adult. That's kind of a big difference.

What If…Brushes With Death, Cats and Books

Today I almost died. 

American Shakespeare Center: They Had Me at Gummy Bears

We do it with the lights on! What does that have to do with Shakespeare?

YA Book Review (Sort of): A Reluctant Reader of An Ember in the Ashes

Sometimes my interest level in something is inversely related to that something's popularity. Since I'm a dork, let me explain in diagram form...

Beach Blanket Book Club

Ten women. Two Books. One beach house. Three days of bookish fun! (Who says you can't have a great time at the beach in October?)

An American Author in Dubai: Last Day in the City of Sand and Glass

When last we left our adventurous author (me) she was wandering back to her hotel with dreams of sea creatures keeping her cool. As she rushed through the sliding glass lobby doors of her hotel to escape the clutches of thick desert air, she'd didn't realize she that sun wouldn't scorch her skin again for a long time...

A Letter to the Principal: How I Waded into the “Take a Knee” Debate with my Middle Schooler

Most people would call me opinionated. I'm passionate about what I believe. I teach my daughter to be passionate as well. Still, one month into school, I didn't expect to find myself typing the words, "Dear Principal. I am writing in regards to an incident today in class."

Spooky Story Podcasts to Get Ready for Halloween

I love reading. But I'm a busy gal. I likely won't be able to work my way through Stephen King's expansive horror collection before Halloween. What is a girl to do then? Lightbulb! Podcasts!

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