Apr

17

2017

NEW! Common Core Curriculum Guide

I’m thrilled to announce I now have a Common Core Curriculum Guide for TOUCHING THE SURFACE…

 

Exploring the Authenticity, Originality, Tenacity, and the Community of Being a Writer

(Prepared by Debbie Gonzales — www.debbiegonzales.com)

Table of Contents:

Practice vs. Talent – Sentence Crafting

Excerpt: Touching the Surface

Authenticity – A Study in Voice

Originality – Writing Outside the Box

Community – e Peer Writers Workshop

The Peer Writers Workshop: Participant Information

Meet the Author: Kimberly Sabatini

Common Core State Standards Alignment:
English Language Arts Standards » Writing

English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening

Touching the Surface: Synopsis

 

And you can find the link to the full TOUCHING THE SURFACE Curriculum Guide HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Note: The projects and lessons included in the document have been created to compliment the content of my school visit presentation and are intended to enhance the students’ program participation and reading experience.

And while the guide can be used by teachers and librarians to enhance their programming, if you are interested in maximizing the TOUCHING THE SURFACE curriculum guide, I offer both in-person and virtual visits to schools, libraries, book clubs and conferences. If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement, please fill out my contact form to learn more about rates and availability.

Dec

2

2016

Happy Holidays!!!!

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays.

Here’s the back of my holiday card this year…

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May your 2017 be filled with music, love and pride–and some really fabulous books.

May

31

2016

Join me for B-FEST!!!!

JOIN ME FOR A WEEKEND OF BARNES & NOBLE B-FEST!!!

B-Fest

Happening in Stores Nationwide June 10–12

This June, hundreds of authors will appear at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide for B-Fest™ and I’m going to be one of them! B-Fest is a three-day event celebrating the best books for teens. Join us for the biggest weekend of author events in B&N history, plus trivia, exciting sweepstakes, giveaways (while supplies last), and more. Be the first to sample upcoming teen novels, take part in games, and discover great new reads. Follow along with the fun at #BFestBuzz!

Here’s more about my schedule…

*Friday, June 10 at 6 PM:

Barnes & Noble Newburgh 1245 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550  845.567.0782  BN.com

How to Get Published: Step-by-Step Join Kimberly Sabatini, YA author of Touching the Surface, for an insider’s look into writing for kids and teens. Kim will walk you through her journey—rough draft to publication—while also answering your questions about the writing process, agents, publishers, marketing and more. If you’re interested in writing for children and don’t know where to start, or you need help moving to the next level, please join her for B-FEST. Click here for the whole weekend schedule.

*Saturday, June 11 at 1 PM:

Barnes & Noble (Poughkeepsie, NY) 2518 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Do you have a reader at home, who loves to write and might like to be an author someday? Bring them to see me at B-FEST at 1pm on Saturday June 11th at the Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble. I’ll be sharing my insights on writing, agents and publishing. I can answer your questions about how to get started or where to go next on your current project. I’ll also be signing copies of TOUCHING THE SURFACE while I’m there. I love talking about anything involving YA Books–so stop by and we’ll hang out! RSVP and stay up to date for the Poughkeepsie event here!

*Sunday, June 12 at 3 PM:

Barnes and Noble (Mohegan Lake) 3089 East Main Street Mohegan Lake, NY 10547

Do you have a reader at home, who loves to write and might like to be an author someday? Bring them to see me at B-FEST at 1pm on Saturday June 11th at the Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble. I’ll be sharing my insights on writing, agents and publishing. I can answer your questions about how to get started or where to go next on your current project. I’ll also be signing copies of TOUCHING THE SURFACE while I’m there. I love talking about anything involving YA Books–so stop by and we’ll hang out!

Hope to see you at one or all of the B-Fest Events!!!!

Mar

4

2016

The Alice Curtis Desmond Award and the 8th Annual Millbrook Book Festival

I’m so stinking excited. I’ve been asked to be the recipient of the Alice Curtis Desmond Award, given by the Desmond-Fish Library at their Annual Associates Awards Dinner. I’ll be receiving the award on May 6th along with two other award winners. And yes, I am intimidated and blown away by the amazing company I get to keep…

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Check out the amazing authors I get to share the night with.

I’m also thrilled to be a part of the 8th Annual Millbrook Book Festival on May 21st!!!

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I’ll be participating in one of the panel discussions and signing books that day. Here is the current list of the authors attending and the panel and presentation schedule will be posted shortly.

Hope to see you there.

Jan

7

2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Hope your 2016 is off to a great start. If you’re anything like me, January is the kick-off to some quality writing time. And I’m also  already starting to anticipate the 2016 SCBWI NY Conference

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There’s always room for more lobby rats…so let me know if you’re going to be able to make it. We can hang out!

Jul

24

2015

It’s Summer!

It’s summer…but I got my first back to school catalogue this week. *shields eyes and whines* I’m not ready for that. What I am ready for is the LA SCBWI Conference!!! I’ll be heading out on 7/30 and of course I’ll be live tweeting like always. You can follow the highlights of the whole event with the hashtag #LA15SCBWI It’s a fabulous way to be an arm chair conference attendee. When I get back–as always–I’ll have my conference blog posts to share with you. If you can’t wait and you’re looking for tips on writing and the publishing business, please check out my older conference blogs. They are a wealth of information.

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I hope you’re enjoying your summer and if you want to keep it that way, ignore those catalogues for just a little bit longer LOL!

May

8

2014

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I’ve been wonderfully busy attending book festivals, school visits and librarian events. Thank you to everyone who hosted me. I’ve been having so much fun meeting so many new enthusiastic readers. It is YOU that makes TOUCHING THE SURFACE such a success. Word of mouth is what brings a book to new readers.

Join Our Team

 

If you have the time and inclination–please feel free to leave a written review of TOUCHING THE SURFACE for  Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book retailers. It would be greatly appreciated. <3

Mar

13

2014

Spring into Awesome Book Events!!!!

The nice weather is almost here!!! Along with sunshine and green grass, I’m also looking forward to being part of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival!!!!!

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This event is loaded with incredible children’s authors and illustrators, including Jodi Moore, creator of my favorite Dragon…

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I’m so excited to get the chance to hang out with so many readers, teachers, librarians and writer buds. Make sure you come and join us!!!!

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I’ll be talking more about the event as it gets closer, but I just had to squee a little. Okay–a lot LOL!

Jan

7

2014

School Visits, Book Club and Conference Presentations in 2014

School Visits, Book Club and Conference Presentations in 2014

I’m very excited to be attending the 2014 Annual SCBWI Winter Conference in NY!

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If you’re a writer, this is a great place to learn about craft, make new friends and be inspired. There’s still room to sign up, but don’t wait too long because it always sells out.

Link to Register

If you’re going, let me know so we can meet up and hang out.

My schedule is available for school visits, book club Q & A and conference presentations…

CHECK IT OUT!!!!

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Nov

26

2013

I’ll Be Speaking at

 

  • MONTICELLO, NY
    On Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be speaking at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library.”Touching the Surface” is available to check out at the E.B. Crawford Public Library. And I’ll be selling signed copies. This is a free event. For more information, call the library at 845-794-4660 x 8.

Read more HERE.

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