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Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico with her husband and their three sons.

For such award-winning middle grade novels as When the Butterflies Came, The Last Snake Runner, The Healing Spell, and Circle of Secrets, her writing has been praised as "fast-paced and dramatic," with "characters painted in memorable detail" and "beautifully realized settings."

Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell and makes way too many cookies while writing.

She's stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; sailed on the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.

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Circle of Secrets
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“Sometimes you just gotta let some tears out or you'll burst. -Miz Allemond”
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“And Mamma was still asleep. I called it the sleeping sickness because coma is the ugliest word in the entire universe. If I could, I'd erase it from the dictionary, but Old Webster would probably hunt me down.”
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“Forgiveness was sweeter than I'd ever imagined. Hope was turning into faith. In fact, they were so close they could almost be the very same thing. Or they could be, if I let the tiny seed keep growing inside me. I realized that faith could fix a broken heart. Faith was the glue that held it together. That was part of the miracle.”
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“And Mamma was still asleep. I called it the sleeping sickness because coma is the ugliest word in the entire universe. If I could, I'd erase it from the dictionary, but Old Webster would probably hunt me down.”
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“Forgiveness was sweeter than I'd ever imagined. Hope was turning into faith. In fact, they were so close they could almost be the very same thing. Or they could be, if I let the tiny seed keep growing inside me. I realized that faith could fix a broken heart. Faith was the glue that held it together. That was part of the miracle.”
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Kimberley Little Sandra wrote: "Thanks for friending me! :)"

THANKS for finding me here, Sandra!


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Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


Kimberley Little Hi Kenna, so sorry I'm late responding to your last two messages. I've been out of town the last week speaking at conferences. I hope you get your copy of BUTTERFLIES soon! :-)

And hey, I will actually be in Provo, Utah this weekend for the LDStorymakers conference and there is a huge book signing with dozens of LDS authors at the Provo Marriott from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10th if you'd like to come with your parents and meet me and get a copy autographed. :-) (I can't remember how far from Provo you are . . . but spread the word!)

Warmly,
Kimberley


Kimberley Little Thank you, Kenna! Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year! (Hope you get lots of books as gifts!) :-)


Kimberley Little Kenna♥♥Dreamer ♥♥ wrote: "Oh yay! It's almost 2013!!! :) ♥"

I know! I can't wait, too! :-) Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, Kenna!


Kimberley Little Gosh, thanks, Kenna. To be called one of the BEST writers EVER is the BEST EVER compliment!!! ;-)

You make my whole day!

~Kimberley

♥☻✭Kenna Bear✭☻♥ wrote: "Your welcome! And thankyou!

Your writing two new books?! That's awesome! I'm sooo excited to read some new books of yours! Because you really are one of the BEST writers EVER!

=)Kenna"



Kimberley Little Oh, dear Kenna, you are a darling. THANK YOU so much for this sweet note!

Can't wait to share my new books with you in 2013! (I'll have 2 - yay! One with Scholastic and one with Harpercollins).

:-)
Kimberley

✭☻♥Kenna Bear♥☻✭ wrote: "Kimberley is FUN, FUNNY, NICE, AWESOME, KOOL, AMAZING, GREAT, BEST, PRETTY, BEAUTIFUL, AND A REALLY GREAT FRIEND!
Thankyou for everything!"



Kimberley Little Dear Kenna,

I hope your mother can find it in one of the libraries around you - or did you know that you can actually ask the librarians to order a copy? THE HEALING SPELL is in paperback now, too, on places like Amazon and Barnes & Noble for only $5.99. I think you'll like it since there are connections to CIRCLE OF SECRETS. It will help pass the time until next January when my BUTTERFLY book comes out!

Happy New Year, and happy reading! I love to read, too! Mostly children's and Young Adult books because I think they're so good. :-)

Warm wishes,
Kimberley


Kimberley Little (*Kenna Bear*) wrote: "HI! I'm ssssssooooooo exsited to read your book the healing spell, I think I can find it in my school library.
Just so you know I think you are a AWESOME writer and I think you are very smart and V..."


Hi Kenna, thank you SO much for writing to me! I'm always thrilled to hear from my readers and I'm so excited that you love my books so much! That makes my whole year to hear that!

And gosh, thanks for the kudos on the book trailer and my looks, too, you are very sweet! :-)

My next book comes out in a year from now. It's called WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME and you'll see it in libraries and the Book Fairs, too.

I know that a year is a looong time to wait - I have a hard time waiting too, but I have a lot of work to do meanwhile to get it ready to be published, as well as Scholastic who creates the beautiful cover art and design.

Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you and your family.

Kimberley


Kimberley Little Jane wrote: "BIGGEST CONGRATS AND HUGS TO YOU (yes, I am yelling this) ON WINNING THE WHITNEY! I cannot tell you how happy I was to see your name on the list of winners! Well deserved!

BTW- I loved Circle of S..."


Oh, gosh, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Janee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart was pounding so hard when they called my name!

Hey, where did you see the list of winners? What site because I couldn't find it on the Whitney website or the Storymakers site.

And wowza, you already read Circle of Secrets! And you love it more - I'm in shock!!! THANK YOU!!! Are you working today about 6:30? I may be into the store . . .


message 4: by Jane

Jane BIGGEST CONGRATS AND HUGS TO YOU (yes, I am yelling this) ON WINNING THE WHITNEY! I cannot tell you how happy I was to see your name on the list of winners! Well deserved!

BTW- I loved Circle of Secrets even more than the Healing Spell! Here's hoping for back-to-back wins!


Kimberley Little Lisa wrote: "Hey Kim! Wow...I just added all of your books to my to-read pile! Way to go!

xo Lisa"


Lisa! You are TOO kind! Thank you so much! I'm very excited about the new ones!

Hope you're good!

xo,
Kimberley

www.kimberleygriffithslittle.com


message 2: by Lisa

Lisa Albert Hey Kim! Wow...I just added all of your books to my to-read pile! Way to go!

xo Lisa


Davonna Juroe Thanks for your sweet note Kimberley! :)


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