Friday, October 1, 2010
Kimberly Sabatini: TOUCHING THE SURFACE
BIO: Kimberly Sabatini is a former Special Education Teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom and a part-time dance instructor for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. After her dad passed away in 2005, she used writing as a way to make sense of the experience and discovered that she’s full of questions that need to be answered. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and three boys. Kimberly writes Young Adult fiction and is represented by Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency. She is thrilled to be part of the "Wolf Pack." Her blog is Jess Free Falcon.
DEBUT: TOUCHING THE SURFACE (Simon Pulse - Simon & Schuster, Fall 2012)
Life-altering mistakes are meant to alter lives.
At seventeen, Elliot Turner feels like she’s a failure in life and in the afterlife. She’s died for the third time and until she can remember her past and figure out the growth plan for her soul, she’s stuck at the Obmil Center for Progression. Elliot’s not surprised that her third stay in limbo guarantees her a rocky road to enlightenment, but she never expected her best friend, Julia to be mad at her. Things get even worse when Elliot meets Trevor. He’s a dark and snarky guy who seems to hate her for no reason at all. It doesn’t take long for Elliot to realize that the deeper she delves into her past, the more complicated it gets--she’s only touched the surface.
5 BOOKS FOR THE APOCALYPSE:
1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
4. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
*PHOTO CREDIT: Dawn Sela Photography