Friday, September 26, 2008

Go! Arts Festival in Albuquerque

I'll be at the Go! Arts Festival in downtown Albuquerque all day TOMORROW!

There's a children's booth with 5 terrific local writers reading and autographing our books! WAY FUN!!!

The Festival is located on Gold Street and our booth is between 3rd and 4th streets on the south side in the Children's Activity Area

Who will be there?

Kersten Hamilton
Neecy Twinem
Kris Litchman
Edith Tarbescue

Please come say hello! Enjoy the gorgeous fall weather! Buy an exciting book! Eat a Snickers!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Books Read Over the Summer

Children’s/YA Fiction:
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr *
Breathe My Name by R. A. Nelson *
Peeled by Joan Bauer
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry *
Total Constant Order by Crissa-Jean Chappel
Love me Tender by Audrey Couloumbis
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
Undercover by Beth Kephart *
How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
Remembering Raquel by Vivan Vande Velde *
Seer of Shadows by Avi *
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson *

Adult Novels:
The Twelfth Transforming by Pauline Gedge *
Lady of the Reeds by Pauline Gedge *
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella *


The Secret by Rhonda Byrne *
Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A novelist looks at his craft by David Morrell *

* My favorites of the Current List

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm Signing at the New Mexico State Fair!

I'll be at the Children's Pavilion at the New Mexico State Fair TODAY at 2:30 p.m. and MONDAY, September 15th at 2:30 p.m.

I'll be doing a reading from THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER and then autographing books! I will also have copies of BREAKAWAY and ENCHANTED RUNNER, which won the Southwest Book Award.

Please come on down! I'd love to meet ya!

I have candy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

We have a winner!

The winner of THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER is . . . .


Please email me your name and address at kglittle(at)msn(dot)com and I'll send that to you right away!

Thank you for playing, everyone, and and enjoy a good book today!

Monday, September 08, 2008

If you don't know this site yet, you need to!


It's my good friend Cynthia's 10-year anniversary of her web site - packed with everything you ever wanted to know about Children's Books and Authors and the publishing world. It's for readers, writers, librarians, parents, booksellers, anybody interested in the Children's/YA market.

Bookmark it.
Enjoy it.
Learn from it.

Most of all, have fun!

P. S. Enter my book giveaway contest below. Now. That's an order, people!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Book Giveaways!

Don't forget to enter my book giveaway in the post below for THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER!

And here's another one at

Enter both!!!

Friday, September 05, 2008

In Celebration of my Agent Signing!

Hi gang,

I'm still running around playing catch up after a wild August and I need to go spend a few hours up in Albuquerque this afternoon taking care of *business* so my post on "How I Came to Sign with The Adams Literary Agency" will appear on Monday. (Because weekends are tough for blogging). And I need to write a bio for the agency website and take a photo to send to Tracey, which is going to take some time. I have a first draft written, Tracey - in case you're reading this! Gulp.

But I gotta keep the partying goin'!!!

I've never done this before and it's high time I did so . . . to celebrate my agent signing, I'm going to do a giveaway of my YA, THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER pictured here.

The book in hardcover is shiny and has gorgeous cover art by the internationally famous artist, Joel Nakamura. The story is time travel and exciting and dangerous and there's a love story. And it's based on actual events from 1599, too!

All you have to do is post a comment and tell us something you love about your agent - and if you're not agented tell us something you're hoping for in your agent-to-be!

Feel free to link to my journal and spread the word. Announcements on your journals/blogs will automatically enter your name twice!

A *second* copy of THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER will be given away on my mirror blog as well! Whoo hoo!!!

Deadline: Tuesday, September 9th at midnight!!!

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

It's Awesome News Day!!!!!!

Yep, I think I left you all hanging long enough. I'm sorry! I was dying to tell, but I had so many things going on and I've been physically fried for awhile.

So I'm home from my trip, said goodbye to my darling son at college, ran a million errands, helped him solve a few problems, drove long days in the car, survived a Mount Timpanogos hike, awed over the beauty of Arches National Park and all the while I was TINGLING with excitement because . . .

I had just signed with Tracey Adams of Adams Literary Agency!!!! Yes, the one and only Tracey Adams, agent extraordinaire!!!

She wants me! She loves my novels! She *gets* my stories! She's going to start calling editors about my novels and get me great deals!

YES, YES, YES!!!!!!


Tracey was always my #1 choice - and I got her!

More of the backstory tomorrow . . .



Winner of The Southwest Book Award!

Time travel, war, love, rattlesnakes, magic . . .

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