Tuesday, December 3, 2013

EMPTY releases in paperback today. And there's a GIVEAWAY!




To help celebrate the paperback release of EMPTY today, I'm running a giveaway. Subscribers--old and new--to my monthly eNewsletter will be automatically entered to win a signed paperback copy of EMPTY and a bookmark! 

There will be five lucky winners (US and Canada only - winners to be announced in my January Newsletter). 

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BOOK SUMMARY

Dell is used to disappointment. Ever since her dad left, it’s been one let down after another. But no one—not even her best friend—gets all the pain she’s going through. So Dell hides behind self-deprecating jokes and forced smiles.

Then the one person she trusts betrays her. Dell is beyond devastated. Without anyone to turn to for comfort, her depression and self-loathing spin out of control. But just how far will she go to make all of the heartbreak and name-calling stop? 

Interested in why I wrote EMPTY? Click HERE.

Interested in some stellar reviews of EMPTY? Click HERE and HERE and HERE.

Here's what critics are saying about EMPTY:

Like Walton’s debut novel, Cracked (2012), Empty wades fearlessly into the desperate inner lives of abused teens.Readers will feel Dell’s pain acutely in this emotionally wrenching novel. ~BOOKLIST

Dell is a well-drawn character, and her loneliness and hurt are palpable. Teens will be sucked into her downward spiral and will start to wonder if her situation is ever going to get better. Empty will hit home hard with teens who have been or are being tormented and should shed some light on how painful and destructive bullying is to its victims. ~SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

A cautionary tale about merciless bullying . . . . Portrayals may let readers (bullied, bully or observer) slot themselves in where appropriate and heed this red flag. ~KIRKUS

Walton writes books that matter. She writes with the intent of saving lives. Words are weapons-- but as Walton has deftly illustrated in Empty-- they are also hope.
~ Kim Sabatini, author of Touching the Surface

K.M. Walton's Empty is riveting, compelling, and brutally honest. Walton has crafted a very brave novel that draws readers not only into the complexities of a discarded teen's troubled world, but also toward the inevitable questions we must ask ourselves -- the questions EMPTY dares to explore.
~Andrew Smith author of Stick, The Marbury Lens, Passenger

Empty is a brave book written by a brave writer—relentless, unblinking, harrowing.
~ Beth Kephart author of Small Damages & You Are My Only