February 19, 2020
K.M. is the featured artist on VIDA's blog
K.M. Walton is the featured artist on VIDA's blog! VIDA is the company that makes some of the products she offers at The Abstract Line - her accessories company based on her abstract art.
August 15, 2019
Cracked and Emtpy go into their sixth printings!
April 26, 2018
ULTIMATUM is included in Bank Street College of Education’s 2018 edition of The Best Children’s Books of the Year!
The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Edition included ULTIMATUM with more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2017. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation, as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers.
September 05, 2017
ULTIMATUM is nominated for Best Fiction for Young Adults by ALA (American Library Association)
About the Best Fiction List
"YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18."
September 07, 2017
K.M. featured on B & N Teen Blog's YA Open Mic
September 23, 2017
BEHIND THE SONG's Epic Launch Event
You're invited to attend the exciting and music-filled launch event for BEHIND THE SONG!
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017
TIME: 1 - 5 PM
WHERE: Boxcar Brewing Company, West Chester, PA
LIVE music from Donn T, James Howe & Mark Davis, David Arnold
Contributors Appearing: David Arnold, Ellen Hopkins, James Howe,
Beth Kephart, Elisa Ludwig, E.C. Myers, Tiffany Schmidt, Donn T.,
and K.M. Walton
Lively panel discussion, appetizers, book signing
Books available for purchase at the event courtesy of
Tickets are $10 at the door (13 and under enter for free)
ALL AGES EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~ BRING A FRIEND
March 11, 2017
ULTIMATUM Launch Party
7 - 9 PM
The ULTIMATUM launch event will be held at the Barnes & Noble in Exton PA and YOU’RE INVITED!
January 11, 2017
ULTIMATUM makes B & N's "10 of Our Most Anticipated Indie YAs of 2017" list!
August 08, 2016
Ameriie joins BEHIND THE SONG!
Grammy nominated singer, Ameriie, signs on to write the foreword for K.M.’s upcoming music-focused YA anthology, BEHIND THE SONG
November 01, 2016
New Book Gets a Title
K.M. Walton’s next contemporary YA novel gets a title: ULTIMATUM.
October 01, 2015
Anthology is Announced
The exciting anthology K.M. is editing is announced in Publisher's Marketplace: K.M. Walton’s, BEHIND THE SONG, an anthology featuring a unique all-star lineup of contributors-young adult authors, Ellen Hopkins, James Howe, Jonathan Maberry, A.S. King, Suzanne Young, Beth Kehpart, Ellen Oh, among others, and contemporary musicians G. Love, Donn T, and Chuck Treece, who will connect to one of their favorite songs through new short fiction or personal essay, to Annett Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World English).
October 01, 2015
NEW YA Novel Announced
The sale of K.M. Walton's third contemporary young adult novel was announced in Publisher's Weekly: Annette Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire has bought a new YA novel from K.M. Walton. In Ultimatum, two teen brothers, whose father's health is deteriorating rapidly, must come face to face with their demons - and each other - and set aside their differences if they are going to survive an uncertain future. Publication is planned for fall 2016; Jim McCarthy at Dystel and Goderich brokered the deal for world rights.
March 02, 2015
The EMPTY paperback goes into its third printing!
November 03, 2014
The CRACKED paperback goes into its fourth printing!
October 01, 2014
The EMPTY paperback goes into its second printing!
August 11, 2014
EMPTY was chosen to be part of Barnes & Noble's "Teen Must Reads" list.
November 04, 2013
The CRACKED paperback goes into its third printing.
October 01, 2013
CRACKED is nominated for the 2013-2014 Keystone to Reading Award at the High School Level, by KSRA (Keystone State Reading Association).
October 15, 2013
EMPTY nominated for CYBILS Award!
August 05, 2013
New Agent News
June 04, 2013
K.M. Quoted in Bullying Article
K.M. Walton was quoted in a TakePart.com news article on bullying: The Only Thing More Expensive Than Kids Is Kids Who Are Bullies.
May 31, 2013
K.M. Quoted in Bullying Article
K.M. Walton was quoted in two Yahoo Voices news articles on bullying: 5 Traits of Kids Who Are Bully Proof - and - When Parents of Bullies Don’t Teach Their Children Empathy
May 06, 2013
K.M. Participates in Little Flower Day!
K.M. Walton asked to participate in "Little Flower Day" at Little Flower High School, Philadelphia, PA.
April 17, 2013
CRACKED was included in the International Reading Association's YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICES 2013 READING LIST.
April 15, 2013
K.M. Presents to Entire Student Body!
K.M. Walton asked to present to the entire student body at Daniel Boone High School on THE POWER OF HUMAN KINDNESS
January 14, 2013
December 05, 2012
December 04, 2012
CRACKED releases in paperback.
October 01, 2012
November 16, 2012
K.M. Gives TEDx Talk!
K. M. Walton participates in the international TEDx Youth Day event by presenting her talk THE POWER OF HUMAN KINDNESS.
October 22, 2012
October 16, 2012
TWO & TWENTY DARK TALES Anthology Releases!
The anthology, TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark RE-Tellings of Mother Goose Rhymes, is released. K. M. Walton contributed her dark re-telling of Jack and Jill called THE WELL.
October 15, 2012
October 10, 2012
October 01, 2012
CRACKED was included in the Simon & Schuster/Cartoon Network/Barnes & Noble collaborative campaign STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP.
September 21, 2012
EMPTY got a spectacular new cover!
August 15, 2012
Cracked was nominated for the American Library Association’s Quick Picks Award.
April 05, 2012
CRACKED makes Simon & Schuster’s Top Ten in Teen list!
March 21, 2012
CRACKED makes Simon & Schuster’s Must Reads in Teen list!
February 01, 2012
K.M. Walton’s second contemporary young adult novel has a title! EMPTY is about an overweight teenaged girl who gets bullied and abused, causing her life to spiral out of control. EMPTY releases from Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster in the spring of 2013.
January 03, 2012
K.M. Walton’s debut novel CRACKED is released into the wilds.
December 01, 2011
K.M. Asked to Contribute to Cool Anthology
K.M. Walton was asked to be a contributing author in Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Re-tellings of Mother Goose Rhymes, releasing from Month 9 Books, October 16, 2012.
November 17, 2011
CRACKED Book Trailer Contest launches.
November 11, 2011
TEACHING NUMERACY Releases!
K.M.'s book for math teachers that she co-authored with lead author, Margie Pearse is released. TEACHING NUMERACY: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking.
November 01, 2010
K.M. Becomes an Apocalypsie!
K.M. joins the Apocalypsies, which is pretty much the coolest group of 2012 debut authors out there.
October 05, 2010
K.M.'s Debut Novel Sells!
Sarah calls with news that her first book has been sold to Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster.
August 02, 2010
K.M. Lands an Agent!
K.M. signs with her first literary agent, Sarah LaPolla from Curtis Brown Ltd.