Tuesday, July 09, 2013

2013 Summer Author Blitz! And I'm *it* today!

Hosted by the simply amazing and generous blogger and Texas author Belle Whittington! Tabatha Perry is her cohort and brilliant idea-generator, as well as a fabulous, hard-working Texas Librarian I got to meet in February in Houston. What a Teen Festival that gal put on!

So here is the round-up of over 40 authors on 40+ blogs with fun posts and giveaways and grand prizes, too! Find the schedule and all the prizes here: http://www.booksandbroomsticks.com/2013/06/summer-author-blitz-schedule.htmlThere's one author on one blog a day with prizes and a Scavenger Hunt and Grand Prize! 

I'm on deck as of yesterday at Samantha Clark's blog! Check it out! And there's a giveaway of WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME with swag so check it all out here:

Interview with Kimberley G. Little, author of When the Butterflies Came

Summer Author Blitz buttonI’m always up for promoting wonderful authors, so when I heard about the Summer Author Blitz, I jumped on the chance to participate. The Summer Author Blitz is organized by Belle Whittington and Tabatha Perry of the Montgomery County Book Festival. Thanks, guys! And there will be a Twitter party for the #2013SummerAuthorBlitz on July 19 at 7pm and a Facebook event on July 26 at 3pm, so don’t miss them.
Kimberley G. Little

Today I’m featuring author Kimberley G. Little, author of the middle-grade mystery novel WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME, who’s giving away a copy of her book and some swag (see below). Told you she was wonderful.

This book is her sixth for young readers, and it tells the story of young Tara Doucet dealing with love, loss, family and magic. Here’s the description:
Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mom is depressed and distant, and she and her sister, Riley, can’t agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve.
Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the clues harder to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to grave danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful islands of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all, one that will change her life forever.
Sounds so enchanting! I can’t wait to read it.
I asked Kimberley four quick questions. Here’s what she said:

What inspired you to write WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME?

When the Butterflies Came bookcover
Answer: So many things! The magical world of butterflies . . . spooky Louisiana swamps . . . old plantation houses . . . treehouses on an island in the South Pacific . . . and a girl who is connected to all those things through her Grammy Claire.

I love mysteries and wanted to try my hand at writing a mystery that didn’t have ghosts or paranormal elements. I took the prettiest girl at school (also a character from my book, CIRCLE OF SECRETS), but gave her a brain along with her silky, waterfall hair.

Tara begins receiving secret letters and keys from her scientist grandmother whose sudden death was untimely, and who imparts her secrets from beyond the grave through these letters so Tara can figure out who/what is trying to destroy the unusual butterflies her grandmother was researching in Micronesia.

It was fun to write about a very smart and very cool grandmother because I never knew my own grandmothers — and I hope I can be a very cool grandma too someday!


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Thank you, Samantha!!!


P.S. Be sure to read the fun daily blogs on the schedule and Enter! http://www.booksandbroomsticks.com/2013/06/summer-author-blitz-schedule.html


Martina at Adventures in YA Publishing said...

The book sounds lovely! I can't wait to read. And I love that you didn't see pretty and smart as two qualities that can't coexist! So often, that authors treat brains and beauty as opposing forces. :)

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Thank you for your comment, Martina! :-) I hope every girl can see herself as beautiful AND smart.



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