Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FREE + LUNCH = GIVEAWAYS! Please take our very fun survey!

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May 14  , 2013
Lunch 2013 

The Spellbinders met at Jason's Deli to discuss our plans for Year 5. There are some exciting things on the horizon including a real life Spellbinders Tour Across Texas in  April 2014 in conjunction with TLA (The Texas Library Association Annual Conference). Watch for details in next October's issue.

We are also changing from Constant Contact to Mail Chimp, so be sure to let your IT administrators know. We will send more information next fall in Constant Contact.

As we contemplate how to best serve our readers, we would really appreciate it if you would take a brief survey to assist us. This is your opportunity to tell us what you love, what you want, and what we could make even better. Go here for the

Your input is so important to us that we're having a drawing for free BOOKS, so after completing the survey, please sign up at the Spellbinders Blog. 


Winners will be contacted by email and announced on our blog Tuesday, May 20, 2013. Giveaways include these Spellbinders books:

May B Take Me There Cover Circle of Secrets    
And before we head off to summer vacations, sipping cold sodas on a lovely beach with a good book, here is the winner from our giveaway two weeks ago: Kimberley's Book Launch of WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME.  

The Winner is: KKC or Kelly Karsner Clarke!! Congratulations!  

Please send your address to Kimberley at kglittle@msn.com!  

Thank you, everyone, for entering the giveaway and posting a lovely comment on the blog. Thank you as well for reading SPELLBINDERS this year - and filling out our survey, too!  

Have a great summer!! See you next fall.

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Meet the Spellbinders
Carolee DeanCarolee Dean has made numerous appearances as a guest poet/author at schools, libraries, poetry events, and teacher/library conferences. She holds a master's degree in communicative disorders, and has spent over a decade working in the public schools as a
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speech-language pathologist.

Her first novel, Comfort,was nominated as a Best Book for Young Adults, was named the Best YA Novel of 2002 by the Texas Institute of Letters, and was on the TAYSHAS (Texas Library Association) reading list.
Take Me There is a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.
Her paranormal verse novel,
Forget Me Not, was published by Simon Pulse in October of 2012.
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She conducts teacher trainings on inspiring reluctant writers including "The Secret Language of Stories" and "Random Act of Haiku."Forget Me Not

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Caroline Starr Rose
Caroline Starr Rose spent her childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico, camping at the Red Sea in one and eating red chile in the other. She's taught English and social studies to upper elementary and middle-school students in New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana. Back in NewMexico, Caroline now writes middle-grade novels and picture books full time. 
 To find teacher's guides, writing activities, and information about author visits, go to my website


Kimberley Griffiths Little has won the  Southwest Book Award, The Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel of 2010, and the author of the highly acclaimed, The Healing Spell and
Circle of Secrets published by Scholastic Press. Look for her books at the Scholastic Book Fairs

Circle of Secrets  She lives on a dirt road in a small town by the Rio Grande with her husband, a robotics engineer and their three sons. Kimberley is a favorite speaker at schools around the country, presenting
"The Creative Diary", a highly successful writing workshop and has been a speaker at many conferences.

Please visit her website to download free Teacher's Guides and Book Club Guides. 
Follow me on Twitter 

Upcoming Author Events

  Caroline Starr Rose 
July 27
19th Annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival,
Norfolk, NE


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