Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I'm at Kate Hannigan's blog "Author Of . . . "

Kate Hannigan "found" me several weeks ago after reading my new book, When the Butterflies Came, and asked me if she could do an interview. Of course, I said yes! I'm always flattered and honored and especially when it's with someone as sweet and friendly and fun as Kate - and I love making new writer friends around the country.

Kate does interviews with all kinds of *Very Cool Children's Writers* so check out all the past posts of your favorite authors.

Here's mine from Monday:

Okay, a teaser tidbit:

Kimberley Griffiths Little Works Magic With 'Butterflies'

Summer is a great time for kicking back poolside or on the beach with a juicy mystery to solve. And Kimberley Griffiths Little's latest middle-grade novel, When the Butterflies Came (Scholastic, April 2013), is just the book for young sleuths. The cover alone is enticing, featuring a young girl on the sand surrounded by dazzling butterflies. And that the author is Kimberley, whose honors include the Southwest Book Award, the Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel of 2010, Bank Street College Best Books of 2011, Crystal Kite Finalist, and New Mexico Book Award Finalist, rest assured that readers are in good hands.

Kate asked me questions about "creative process", "the status of children's lit", "magical realism", "reader take-away", etc.

Read the questions and my answers here:

What Is Author Of?

Author Of is a conversation around children's literature featuring interviews with writers for young readers, who share the inspiration behind their amazing books. Read about the "spark" that started their stories, and let yourself get inspired.

Who Is Author Of. . .

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Kate is a former newspaper journalist who now works as an online editor and writer. She is the author of the forthcoming middle-grade novel and cooking caper "Cupcake Cousins" from Disney-Hyperion (May 2014) and the historical fiction "The Detective's Assistant" from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 2015). She's also the founder of Chicago's Hyde Park/South Side Network of SCBWI. Visit her at


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