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I grew up in San Francisco, but now live in an adobe house on the banks of the Rio Grande with my husband and sons. I think I've drunk so much Land of Enchantment water that some of that ancient magic got into my blood and now spurts out my pencil--I mean ergonomic keyboard. I adore Louisiana, Paris, Bulgaria, England, Scotland, Egypt, and anything old and musty with a secret story to tell. I make way too many cookies when I'm writing or revising a new book - and I've got the best book trailers in the universe - for reals! Check them out here: www.kimberleygriffithslittle.com. Please find me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Youtube. Awards: Southwest Book Award, Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel, Bank Street College Best Books of 2011, Crystal Kite Finalist, and New Mexico Book Award Finalist.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane . . . for Amman, Jordan!

This post feels surreal. I'm really going. Really, truly. Tomorrow morning, I leave for my dream trip to Jordan and Israel for two weeks.

I've been reading about the Middle East and bedouins and camels and tribes and desert living and tents and dates and oases for more than 15 years. It's a dream come true. And it's RESEARCH for my YA trilogy!!!



I want to drink camel's milk and sleep in a goat hair tent (we do get to visit a Jordanian Bedouin family and sit around their campfire!) and feel the desert air on my face and smell the wildflowers and feel the sand beneath my bare toes.

My husband is coming and we also invited my mother and my oldest son (the other two sons are in the middle of their semesters and too close to graduation! Sorry, boys - next time!)

Our trip was scheduled this past November, but my brother was too critically ill. It's been a flurry of preparation the last three weeks as well as prepping a new manuscript to sub to my editor and book festivals and flu and all that *stuff*.

In twenty-four hours I board a plane to Atlanta. Then Paris. Then Amman, Jordan. Wow.

Find me on Facebook for pictures and updates when I can log into the internet. https://www.facebook.com/kimberleygriffithslittle 

Au Revoir, dear friends!  Keep the home fires burning . . .

With love,
Kimberley



5 comments:

Susan said...

How fun. Can't wait to see pictures and hear about all your adventures. Safe travels!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Have a fantastic time! So looking forward to the Facebook pictures.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Thank you so much, Susan and Natalie! Can't wait to share with you. :-)

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm so excited for you, Kimberley. Have a wonderful time! Take lots of pictures. After what you've been recently, you need this.

E.S. Ivy said...

Oh, wow! I recently read the memoir of Queen Noor after seeing a documentary about her so I know a *tiny* bit about Jordan. Have fun!

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