Thursday, April 13, 2017

TWICE BETRAYED, a new MG Historical Fiction Novel by Gayle C. Krause

So happy to announce that another one of the KIDLIT crew has a new book published.

Gayle C. Krause has just had her MG Historical Fiction novel published.

With the spark of independence crackling in Colonial Philadelphia, three girls dress as boys and head to the river to put a perilous plan into action, but only two return. The third, a milliner’s assistant, is found drowned, with gold in her hems, coded spy letters in her bodice, and a journal implicating another sewing apprentice in the treacherous plot.

All eyes turn toward Perdy Rogers, Betsy Ross’ thirteen-year-old apprentice, but she’s no spy!  With her life on the line, she struggles to untangle herself from the web of deceit and learns the hard way that freedom, whether an individual’s or a country’s, comes at a cost.

Book is available on


If you like Revolutionary War historical fiction, the danger of spies, and the intricacies of pre-teen friendships, you will enjoy TWICE BETRAYED.

 A little bit about Gayle C. Krause - 

A Master educator, Gayle C. Krause has taught Children’s Literature at the secondary and post-secondary levels to prospective Early Childhood and Elementary teachers. She’s also taught certified teachers, other children’s authors, served on Eastern Pennsylvania SCBWI’s Critique-a-thon-evaluating member’s sample pages, and organized and hosted writing retreats for the past ten years.

She holds an editing certificate from a local college and operates a critique service for rhyming picture book writers— First Peek Critique. One of her repeat clients has gone on to be nominated for the 2016 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. She also served as assistant rhyming editor for Underneath the Juniper Tree, a children’s online magazine.

And look for her new picture book, Daddy, Can You See the Moon? scheduled for publication on November 7, 2017 by Clear Fork Publishing, in time for Veteran's Day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


March 25, 2017

The University of Scranton at The Kane Forum in Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Hall
Begins with registration at 8:00am and ends at 2:00pm

Earn 5 ACT 48 hours
• Discover the many ways stories are created, characters come to life, and ideas take shape.

• Consider the writing process and literary analysis as a writer.

• Learn techniques that you can incorporate into your writing workshop.

• Become a writing mentor for your students.

• Take home signed books for your classroom.

Featuring KID LIT, Ink! Authors and Illustrators:

Lindsay Barrett George
Kim Briggs
Jan Cheripko
Clara Gillow Clark
Alison Green Myers
Gayle C. Krause
Linda Oatman High
Patricia Thomas

$15/Students, $25/NPRA Members, or $40/Non-members

Includes: continental breakfast, lunch, 5 ACT 48 hours, and sessions

Sponsored by
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association and The Panuska College of Professional Studies
REGISTER TODAY with Donna Salva at 570-815-6068 or

Saturday, December 10, 2016

WINTERFEST at Hawley Library - December 19, 2016

Jan Cheripko, author of RAT
Hawley, PA celebrated WINTERFEST on     December 10, 2016. Horse drawn carriages carried people through the decorated streets. 

      The train gave families Christmas train rides, and local authors from KIDLIT, Ink signed and sold books to children eager to read for the holidays.

Gayle C. Krause, author of Rock Star Santa
Lindsay Barrett George, author of Maggie's Ball
Clara Gillow Clark, author of Hill Hawk Hattie

Monday, November 14, 2016

One Starr Falls and a Killer Rises

Yesterday afternoon, the sun shined down on Pocono Pines like a spotlight highlighting our own Kim Briggs, author of the new YA series, STARR FALL.

The first of five books, STARR FALL, Book 1 was released this past week and the second, STARR LOST, will be release in early in 2017.

Kim writes about kissing and assassins and sometimes kissing assassins. Seventeen-year-old Starr is on the run from the organization and never planned on falling in love. But then, there was Christian.

You can contact Kim at

She was joined in celebration by family, friends, and her fellow children's authors the KIDLIT,INK group.

Alison Green Meyers, also one of our own,  gave an enlightening speech that opened the door to Kim's writing world. Both she and Kim welcomed a very close friend and Ink Sister, Donna, who flew up from Florida to surprise Kim at her book launch party.

Also present were fellow KidLitters Jan Cheripko, Gayle C. Krause, Lindsay Barrett George, and Patricia Thomas.

Good luck, Kim. We wish you much success.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association 50th Anniversary Dinner

The authors of KidLit, Ink happily participated in the 50th Anniversary dinner of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association. We started the evening's festivities with a presentation titled:


Seriously, we combined musical notes with written notes to explain to the reading specialists and librarians how a story is written.

From Pat's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Story" to Gayle's "Stuck in the Middle Again, to Alison's "It's the End of the Book As We Know It," we sang our way through the steps in writing a book.
Jan was our impressive narrator and Lindsay portrayed our words with lively illustrations. Fun was had by all.

And the best part was that one of our own, Patricia Thomas, was recognized by the NPRA with a "Celebrate Literacy Award" for her contribution to Children's Literature for the past forty years.

Her most famous picture book took center stage. "STAND BACK," SAID THE ELEPHANT, I'M GOING TO SNEEZE."

Here's to the next Fifty!  Congratulations Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association, President Donna Salva, and our very own Patricia Thomas!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

New Book by Kim Briggs - STARR FALL Coming in November

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for Starr Fall, Book One, the Young Adult Romance Series by our own Kim Briggs releasing November 4, 2016 from Inkspell Publishing.

And heeerrrrreeeeee’s Starr Fall!!

Starr Fall
Book One of the Starr Fall Series
By Kim Briggs
Release date: November 4, 2016
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-939590-94-7

Pre-Order Buy Links:

About the Book:
On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love.
Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.
When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment.
Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster Highs social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isnt the Goth loner he pretends to be, hes a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starrs hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit.
By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.