NEWS

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. 

October 24, 2017

ULTIMATUM gets an incredible new cover for the paperback edition

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."

-ALA/YALSA

September 08, 2017

BEHIND THE SONG gets amazing press!

Links to the incredible press the anthology has gotten. Articles, blog posts, quotes!

September 05, 2017

BEHIND THE SONG releases!

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

Children's Book World

 

Tickets are $10 at the door (13 and under enter for free)

 

ALL AGES EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~ BRING A FRIEND

July 07, 2017

BEHIND THE SONG makes B & N's "5 Anthologies We Can't Wait to Read" list

February 24, 2017

BEHIND THE SONG gets a cover reveal on Entertainmnet Weekly.com

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!

March 07, 2017

ULTIMATUM releases!

ULTIMATUM releases into the wilds!

January 11, 2017

ULTIMATUM makes B & N's "10 of Our Most Anticipated Indie YAs of 2017" list!

Barnes & Noble includes ULTIMATUM in their “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

January 16, 2017

ULTIMATUM earns a starred review from Publishers Weekly!

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

EMPTY News

The EMPTY paperback goes into its third printing!

November 03, 2014

CRACKED News

The CRACKED paperback goes into its fourth printing!

October 01, 2014

EMPTY News

The EMPTY paperback goes into its second printing!

August 11, 2014

EMPTY News

EMPTY was chosen to be part of Barnes & Noble's "Teen Must Reads" list.

November 04, 2013

CRACKED News

The CRACKED paperback goes into its third printing.

October 01, 2013

CRACKED News

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!

EMPTY is nominated for a CYBILS Award in the Young Adult Fiction category.

August 05, 2013

New Agent News

K.M. signs with literary agent, Jim McCarthy, from Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.

July 30, 2013

Audible News

Both CRACKED and EMPTY release as audio books from Audible.com!

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 News

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

CRACKED News

CRACKED is a finalist in the YABC Choice Awards in the "Best Teen Contemporary 2012" category.

December 14, 2012

EMPTY News

EMPTY was chosen as the January 2013 TeenCentral.net featured book.

December 05, 2012

CRACKED News

CRACKED is nominated for a YABC Choice Award in the "Best Teen Contemporary 2012" category.

December 04, 2012

CRACKED News

CRACKED releases in paperback.

October 01, 2012

CRACKED News

Akron-Summit County Public Library put CRACKED on the top of their GOOD BOOKS FOR GUYS list.

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

CRACKED News

CRACKED was mentioned in the Publishers Weekly piece titled BULLYING RESOURCES: A SELECTED LISTING.

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

CRACKED News

 CRACKED was nominated for a CYBILS Award in the Young Adult Fiction category.

October 10, 2012

CRACKED News

CRACKED was included in YALSA's piece titled THE NEXT BIG THING: CONTEMPORARY/REALISTIC FICTION.

October 01, 2012

CRACKED News

CRACKED was included in the Simon & Schuster/Cartoon Network/Barnes & Noble collaborative campaign STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP.

September 21, 2012

EMPTY News

EMPTY got a spectacular new cover!

August 15, 2012

CRACKED News

Cracked was nominated for the American Library Association’s Quick Picks Award.

August 06, 2012

K.M. Featured in WCUs Alumni Magazine!

K.M. Walton was featured in the West Chester University Alumni Association Magazine.

April 05, 2012

CRACKED News

CRACKED makes Simon & Schuster’s Top Ten in Teen list!

March 21, 2012

CRACKED News

CRACKED makes Simon & Schuster’s Must Reads in Teen list!

February 01, 2012

EMPTY News

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 24, 2012

CRACKED News

CRACKED will be included in No Name Calling Week.

January 03, 2012

CRACKED Releases!

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 News

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.

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