Chapter by Chapter Book Rave Author Spotlight: K.M. Walton ~CRACKED, EMPTY & TWO & TWENTY DARK TALES~



Sometimes there’s no easy way out.


hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his

parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor

takes a bottle of his mother’s sleeping pills—only to wake up in the


Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor.

That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn’t stop

Bull’s grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to

defend himself with a loaded gun.

When Victor and Bull end up as

roommates in the same psych ward, there’s no way to escape each other or

their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much

worse—before they get better…


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


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?


In this anthology, 20

authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most

beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The

dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly

fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and

alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry,

Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, K.M. Walton and Suzanne Young.

K.M. Walton is the author of

the contemporary young adult novels, CRACKED (2012) and EMPTY (2013).

Her next novel, titled LIES WE TELL releases January 2015. She is

represented by Jim McCarthy from Dystel & Goderich Literary


K. M. had a gazillion dreams when she was a little

girl. Her biggest dream was to be a teacher. Teaching became a reality

for K. M. and she taught for twelve glorious years – some of it in

Osteen, Florida and most of it in Springfield, Pennsylvania. But, it

turns out writing is her favorite thing to do. Even the hard parts – and

there are a lot of hard parts.

K.M. Walton also co-authored a

book on the teaching of mathematics called TEACHING NUMERACY: 9 Critical

Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking published by Corwin Press.



Join us September 20th 2014 at 11 AM for one of the biggest author events to hit New Rochelle, NY! 

The day will be filled with a book signing, parties, giveaways, and more!

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout will be your host for the evening and TrinDee Events your co-host!

For a full list of featured authors visit:

This event will be held at FunFuzin, an indoor amusement park in New Roc City:

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