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:
NYT Bestselling Author
The Misfits + way too many books to list. I mean, the man is a legend.
One Thing Stolen + many, many more incredible titles
Coin Heist, and the Pretty Crooked trilogy
NYT Bestselling author
The Rot & Ruin series + many, many more incredible titles
The Silence of Six, Fair Coin, Quantum Coin
Founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks
The Prophecy series
Hold Me Like a Breath, Bright Before Sunrise, Send Me a Sign
NYT Bestselling Author
The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy + many more incredible titles
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