Introducing Kimberley Little, author of When The Butterflies Came

Hi Everybody! So nice to be here at My Crazy Corner! Many thanks to Apryl for inviting me.

I’m Kimberley Griffiths Little and I’m a Middle-Grade AND Young Adult writer with my recent MG (Tweener) just released from Scholastic. Emotional, gripping, intense family stories with *magical realism*. Raise your hand (I mean comment!) if you love magical realism in your books.
My debut YA trilogy, FORBIDDEN, will release Fall 2014 with Harpercollins so stay tuned! There is a cover shoot with a model and lots of sexy dresses going on right now as we speak! It’s about belly dance, goddess temples and a steamy, forbidden romance. Plus tribal warfare and murder. Oooh, la, la.

And I have a surprise at the end so keep on reading . . .

I’ve been writing since I was a kid, I gobbled a book a day, and the best day is when I get to read a book AND write my own! I love toddler hugs, castles, and chocolate chip cookies. Any order. Oh, and my husband, LOL. I grew up in San Francisco but live in New Mexico in a beautiful spot right on the Rio Grande on a dirt road. I’ve traveled to the Middle East, Scotland, France, Bulgaria, Turkey, England, and Hawaii and have three sons that keep me hoppin’.

So what are my books about? Keep reading to find out!

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. A magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.

Of course, there are magical purple butterflies in the story:

In fact, many *unusual* species . . .

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

And here on the island of Chuuk in the South Pacific (Micronesia):

A set of keys and mysterious letters:

A mystery to solve . . .

And underwater danger for our heroine, Tara Doucet, a Southern Plantation 7th generation *princess* of the Doucet Mansion. :-)

What Tara learns about the butterflies will knock her socks off:

This stunning book trailer tells the story best – with some fantastic music.

Enter to win an autographed copy of WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME! Some fun goodies will be added to the prize package, too – a butterfly necklace and bookmarks!

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***My other book trailers were filmed by me on location and the music is original, written just for the book trailers. The voice-overs were done by Cajun girls in Louisiana. Pretty cool, eh?

OTHER UPCOMING YOUNG ADULT TITLES – Contemporary Teen Romance and Paranormal with my new pen name, Kimberley Montpetit!


A delicious romance set in Paris, of course. And when I mean delicious I don’t mean just scrumptious boys – but delectable pastries galore – because it’s set in a La Patisserie shop. There will be recipes!

Enjoy, don’t forget to enter the Giveaway, and have a fab weekend!


Apryl Baker

1 comment:

  1. I had a very special relationship with both of my Grandmas and I would love to read this and find out about the mystery!