Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mighty Fine News

I know I teased some of you on facebook back in July that I had "Mighty fine news" coming soon. I know this reveal doesn't fall into the "soon" category. I know. What can I say?


I.

Can.

Say.

This....


It is with much rejoicing that I finally share my MIGHTY FINE NEWS....

My agent, the brilliant and spectacular Jim McCarthy, has sold not one book--oh no, how passe--but two. Yes, TWO BOOKS - a novel I am so proud of and excited to share with the world that I could cry, and the other a crazy-awesome anthology where I'll be editing and contributing a short story.

I    AM    SO    EXCITED    I    MIGHT    BURST.

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be working again with Annette Pollert-Morgan, the editor who plucked me from obscurity back in 2010 when she bought Cracked. She is a genius, and I am lucky to call her my editor.

Here are the formal announcements:


The novel announced in Publisher's Weekly:








Here's a Pinterest board filled with images inspired by the novel. 

The anthology 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, Suzanne Young, Beth Kehpart, Ellen Oh, among others, and contemporary musicians G. Love and Donn T 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).

Have you ever listened to the lyrics of a song and wondered what the backstory was? What inspired the artist to create the song? Maybe you even created a story in your head....

I do that all the time.

Once the idea for BEHIND THE SONG took shape it took me over a year to build my incredible list of contributors of YA authors and musicians. I mean, look at who will be writing something for this book.

YA authors in alphabetical order:

David Arnold
Mosquitoland













Anthony Breznican
Brutal Youth
Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican


Ellen Hopkins
NYT Bestselling Author











James Howe
Bestselling Author
The Misfits + way too many books to list. I mean, the man is a legend.

















Beth Kephart
One Thing Stolen + many, many more incredible titles














Elisa Ludwig
Coin Heist, and the Pretty Crooked trilogy














Jonathan Maberry
NYT Bestselling author
The Rot & Ruin series + many, many more incredible titles













E.C. Myers
The Silence of Six, Fair Coin, Quantum Coin













Ellen Oh
Founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks
The Prophecy series













Tiffany Schmidt
Hold Me Like a Breath, Bright Before Sunrise, Send Me a Sign













Suzanne Young
NYT Bestselling Author
The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy + many more incredible titles













Yours truly
K.M. Walton
Cracked, Empty














CONTRIBUTING MUSICIANS

G. Love
From the band, G. Love and Special Sauce, who created the iconic singles, I-76, Baby's Got Sauce, Cold Beverage, + many, many more hits. 

    "Cold Beverage" video



Innovative and enigmatic singer-songwriter Donn T, is the quintessential independent artist and do-it- yourselfer. She also happens to be Questlove's sister.
Flight of the Donn T is her latest album 
 


    "Midnight" video