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K.L. Kranes, Author

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Review: The Hate U Give – A Powerful Star in the YA Universe

Yes, young adult books can be powerful, compelling and entertaining. The Hate U Give is just that. It's also one of the rare books I would classify as "illuminating," maybe even "life-changing." Here is why anyone who wants to understand others should read it...

The Doting and the Dangerous: Mothers in Literature #HappyMother’sDay

It's Mother's Day! Let's celebrate moms by highlighting the good, the questionable and the downright murderous mom's in literature!

Traits Writers Have in Common – What I Learned from an Author Panel

Author panels are meant for the audience to learn about authors and their books. But, the authors themselves can learn a few things too, like what they have in common.

Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Go To an Author Event (Even If You’re Not That Into Books)

Bookstore author events might be the best activity you're not doing. For a fun Friday five, here are 5 reasons you should go to more author events.

Scary Story Time: Ghost Haunting and Hunting in Colonial Williamsburg While Traveling with The Travelers

When visiting Colonial Williamsburg, you talk a lot about dead people. You even meet them on the street. But, those are actors not ghosts. To see the real ghosts you have to go ghost hunting for the hauntings...

Un-amused “The Travelers” Visits an Amusement Park – Graphic Novel Style

As part of my Traveling with The Travelers: Spring Break Edition, I thought I might try something new and different. Here's a day in our travels from the viewpoint of my book "The Travelers" in a graphic novel style. This may be cool or weird. I'm not sure yet. At the very least it's experimental.

Getting a “Read” on a Town From it’s Local Bookstore: Traveling with the Travelers in NJ’s Brooklyn

New Jersey is often overshadowed by its neighbor, New York. However, the times are changing in many ways and cities in New Jersey are now making Manhattan and other NYC boroughs work for their "cool" status. How do you know if a Jersey city is cool? Well, like everywhere else, just take a look at it's bookstore.

Surprising Famous Authors Who Hail From the Garden State – Traveling with The Travelers (Spring Break Edition)

It's day 1 of Traveling with the Travelers: Spring Break Edition and we've arrived in Northern New Jersey. To honor my former home, here are some famous authors you might not realize are from the Garden State.

Traveling with The Travelers (Spring Break Edition): Road Trip Book “Mix Tape”

It's Spring Break and we've got a road trip planned. That's a perfect opportunity to create a road trip book "mix tape".

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