Monday, April 29, 2013

A SPELLBINDER book launch and giveaway!

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April 29, 2013

Our very own Spellbinder Book Launch - just in time for
Spring and Summer Reading!  
SPELLBINDER author, Kimberley Griffiths Little's new book, WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME, is out from Scholastic this month! Just in time for planting your very own summer butterfly gardens.

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.

Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a magical, breathtaking mystery.

Of course, there are gorgeous, magical purple butterflies in the story.

In fact, there are many *unusual* species Tara's Grammy Claire is researching in her secret laboratory. . .

The book takes place in the swamps and bayous of Louisiana.

And on an island in Micronesia in the South Pacific.

Tara must solve a series of clues inside a stack of mysterious letters with keys . . . and save her Grammy Claire's butterflies even as she finds herself and her sister, Riley, in grave danger.

The stunning book trailer for WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME will be in a post later this week. Final music edits were delayed due to unforeseen events so stay tuned for a marvelous book trailer.

But here is the gorgeous cake from the launch party at Alamosa Bookstore earlier this month.

Please join Kimberley and all the SPELLBINDERS in celebrating!
Kimberley will be doing another presentation & reading at:
Bookworks Bookstore in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW  Albuquerque, NM 87107
(And there will be cake!)

Every attendee will be able to make a butterfly necklace like these:

Your SPELLBINDERS are giving away an autographed copy of
WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME to one lucky winner!!

To Enter, please leave a comment at our blog - and please officially follow our blog right here ---> SPELLBINDERS BLOG
The Winner will be Announced on May 13 -
which will be our last post
before the summer holidays begin and we go on summer hiatus.

 Black Stripes


  1. I cannot wait to read and share your next book with my students! I love to visit with students to get their thoughts as young people on the characters in contrast to my own thoughts as a parent.

  2. Oooh! I love the idea of tying in a craft with the reading and presentation. Add coffee, and I'd be in my own personal nirvana. (the state of bliss, not the band) Wish I lived in your time zone. :)

    Congrats and best of luck! Can't wait to read your book!

  3. The book sounds terrific. I look forward to reading it.

  4. Mystery butterflies! Lovely.

    We have two caterpillars in jars right now. :) Hoping we get to see what they become!