Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lunch with Kim and Cover Reveal

Now that school is out and my summer vacation is in full swing, I'm catching up with writer friends. Yesterday I had a brainstorming lunch with author Kimberley Griffiths Little. We talked about story ideas and what we are working on now. We met at Vintage and had a delightful waiter who started pitching us story ideas as soon as he found out we were writers. He said he was going to run out and buy Kim's new book for his daughter's eleventh birthday which is coming up this week. The novel is Circle of Secrets and it was the first line that hooked him:

The summer I turned eleven, I found out that ghosts are real. 


Speaking of great books by Kimberley Griffiths Little, she has a cover reveal going on this week over at her blog along with lots of book giveaways. Here is the synopsis of her new book, When the Butterflies Came (Scholastic Books):

            Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But in reality, Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mother is depressed and distant, and she and her sister Riley can’t seem to agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara just knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve.
A strange butler shows up to take Tara and Riley to Grammy Claire’s house, where Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire herself. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the keys more difficult to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to mortal danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful island of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all — one that will change her life forever.
 
The cover for this book is dazzling. If you'd like to check it out and possibly win free books, go to Kim's Cover Reveal 

1 comment:

  1. Cool glasses! ;-) And thanks for a great lunch/brainstorming session as always, Carolee!

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