K.L. Kranes, Author

YA Fiction



Longest Travel Day Ever, But I Made It!

It’s been 20 hours since I dragged my overstuffed carry-on suitcase through the doorway of my house. After three taxis, a three-hour train ride, countless hours at the airport, a six hour flight and one narrowly averted snow storm, I’m finally here, at my hotel in Spain. Exhausted and excited.


Searching for Windmills – Literary Prep for My Trip to Spain

When I think of Spain and literature, I think of Cervantes' Don Quixote. The would-be knight from La Mancha and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, might be the most famous book by a Spanish author. Sadly for me and my trip to Spain, I am not a fan of Don Quixote.

More than Mimosas: Brunch Book Recommendations for Stimulating Conversation

More than Mimosas: Brunch Book Recommendations for Stimulating Conversation #writerslife #readerslife #booklist #brunch

In Search of… A Clockwork Angel in an Airport

What is it about a glass of wine, a book and a nostalgic song that creates the perfect sense of serenity? I'm not sure, but it certainly was the cure for my bad temper after an odd search for a book at the Miami airport.

American Shakespeare Center: They Had Me at Gummy Bears

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

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...

An American Author in Dubai (Part 2): An Ocean in the Desert

When last we left our adventurous heroine (that's me), she had just landed in a peculiar place and was bravely fighting the urge to fall asleep thanks to the sleeping spell put on her by an evildoer called "The Time Zone."

An American Author in Dubai: First Glance (Traveling with The Travelers Blog Series)

The nerves in my stomach waved and dipped with the motion of the airplane. I was about to land in the Middle East and despite all my research the thought made me a little nervous...

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