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K.L. Kranes, Author

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Young adult

Book vs Show: Can a TV Show Ever be as Good as the Book?

Recently, I've been thinking about TV show adaptations of books. Has there ever been a TV adaptation as good as or, dare I say better than, the book? Let's find out...

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Let Books Keep You Warm This Winter

Baby, it's cold outside. Therefore, I'm choosing the best therapy for the cold I know, books! Here are some book suggestions to keep you warm winter season!

How I Spent My Holiday Break: Binging on Books

As I flitted around to various holiday celebrations, I started to notice a trend, people like to talk about their latest TV binge obsession. I like to binge TV too, but over my holiday break I binged something better. I binged books!

Feminist Lit, YA Awesomeness, SciFi Classics: My 10 Favorite Books I Read in 2017

2017 is almost over? Every year goes by faster and faster. This year, I've been lucky to be able to read a lot of great books!

10 Must-Read YA Novels I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet!

As a young adult (YA) author, I wish I could say I've read every great and even every good YA novel. But I haven't. In fact, I've come to realize my YA bookshelf is rather lacking. 

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.

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...

Introverted Author Takes Over Facebook, Sort Of

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!)

Best Way for a Book Nerd to Say Goodbye to Summer? A Day at the National Book Festival

It started in early fall 2001, on September 8, just before the numbers 9-11 would become burned into US history. But on that sunny Saturday, tragedy had not yet struck and the bookish excitement of the very first National Book Festival swallowed up the Library of Congress and stretched out onto the National Mall. 

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