Oct

9

2013

Celebrating the TOUCHING THE SURFACE Paperback!!!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini

Touching the Surface

by Kimberly Sabatini

Giveaway ends November 08, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Aug

20

2013

Bookish Events and a Paperback Release!

Next up is the WARWICK CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL held on September 28, 2013 from 11-4

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I will be in amazing company…

 click here to read about who will be there.

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AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENS ON OCTOBER 1ST?????

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TOUCHING THE SURFACE WILL BE OUT IN PAPERBACK!!!!!!

You can check it out and even pre-order it on

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

IndieBound

FYI–they will make great holiday presents and you can get your shopping done early. If you’d like a signed copy–drop me a note in the CONTACT section and I’ll make arrangements with you and Oblong Books and Music.

And don’t forget you have a few more days to enter my WRITE A REVIEW CONTEST!

You can win a $100 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble by writing and posting your review of TOUCHING THE SURFACE.

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On Thursday October 17, 2013 I’ll be a part of the FALL INTO BOOKS CONFERENCE

There is nothing more awesome than hanging out with Librarians.

Jul

2

2013

Rockstar Book Tours, the Write-a-Review Contest and Where You Can Find Me

 

Guess what? Not long until I’ll be teaming up with Rockstar Book Tours!

The tour runs for two weeks – July 8th-12th and July 15th-19th. There are ten stops on the tour, which consist of reviews, guest posts and interviews.

The tour will also have a giveaway for five SIGNED copies of TOUCHING THE SURFACE via a shared Rafflecopter.

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I am in love with this gorgeous badge, designed by Parajunkee DesignDidn’t she do an amazing job?  Feel free to check out more of her design work and to grab a copy of the badge to post in your sidebar! In fact–plaster it anywhere you’d like. I would love to have you help to spread the word.

You can find out more about Rockstar Book Tours HERE. And if you’d like more information and a schedule of the TOUCHING THE SURFACE tour, you can check that out HERE.

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Don’t forget–all summer I’m running a Write-a-Review contest!!!!

Read TOUCHING THE SURFACE and then post your review on  my Amazon TOUCHING THE SURFACE page and my Barnes & Noble TOUCHING THE SURFACE page. You only have to write one review, but each post will get you a chance to win a $100 gift card. You can read HERE for more details about the contest.

In order to make sure I can reach the winner, use this Rafflecopter to record your entry.

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As if that wasn’t already a whole bunch of awesome, I’m really looking forward to doing a book signing at Anderson’s Bookshop in Larchmont, NY on Saturday July 13th!

I’ll be there with Joanne Rock and  Karen Rock aka JK Rock!

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And Kimberly Ann Miller…

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You can click on the covers to find out more about both books!

 

Jul

2

2013

Rockstar Book Tours, the Write-a-Review Contest and Where You Can Find Me

Guess what? Not long until I’ll be teaming up with Rockstar Book Tours!

The tour runs for two weeks – July 8th-12th and July 15th-19th. There are ten stops on the tour, which consist of reviews, guest posts and interviews.

The tour will also have a giveaway for five SIGNED copies of TOUCHING THE SURFACE via a shared Rafflecopter.

TouchingTheSurface

I am in love with this gorgeous badge, designed by Parajunkee DesignDidn’t she do an amazing job?  Feel free to check out more of her design work and to grab a copy of the badge to post in your sidebar! In fact–plaster it anywhere you’d like. I would love to have you help to spread the word.

You can find out more about Rockstar Book Tours HERE. And if you’d like more information and a schedule of the TOUCHING THE SURFACE tour, you can check that out HERE.

* * *

Don’t forget–all summer I’m running a Write-a-Review contest!!!!

Read TOUCHING THE SURFACE and then post your review on  my Amazon TOUCHING THE SURFACE page and my Barnes & Noble TOUCHING THE SURFACE page. You only have to write one review, but each post will get you a chance to win a $100 gift card. You can read HERE for more details about the contest.

In order to make sure I can reach the winner, use this Rafflecopter to record your entry.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

* * *

As if that wasn’t already a whole bunch of awesome, I’m really looking forward to doing a book signing at Anderson’s Bookshop in Larchmont, NY on Saturday July 13th!

I’ll be there with Joanne Rock and  Karen Rock aka JK Rock!

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And Kimberly Ann Miller…

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You can click on the covers to find out more about both books!

Apr

23

2013

Where You Can Find Me

*May 2, 2013–I’ll be a guest at Wallkill High School‘s Author Day. Very excited to do my very first High School visit.

*May 3-5, 2013–I’m going to be at the NESCBWI Conference (New England SCBWI) This is my first time at this conference and I’m very excited for all of the great classes and to reconnect with my writer buds. Of course I’ll be fan-girling quite a few of my favorite authors.

*I’ll also be wandering around at BEA (Book Expo America) on Friday May 31st!

Mar

6

2013

Where You Can Find Me

WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME…

 

I am so excited to announce that I’m participating in the 2013 NYC Teen Author Festival!!!! The festival (a mix of public and private events) starts on Monday March 18th and ends Sunday March 24th with roughly 90 authors participating over the week and almost 50 authors doing a Mega-signing at Books of Wonder. To get the full schedule and the most up-to-the-minute news, be sure to stop by Facebook and hit the LIKE button…

http://www.facebook.com/NYCTeenAuthorFestival

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Here are the public events I’ll be participating in…

Saturday March 23, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL,  Bergen Forum, 2nd Floor, 1-5)

2:10-2:40 — New Voices Spotlight

 Description:  Each debut author will share a five-minute reading from her or his work

J. J. Howard

Kimberly Sabatini

Tiffany Schmidt

Greg Takoudes

 

Sunday March 24:  Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder, 1-4): 

2:30-3:15

A.S. King  (Ask the Passengers, LB)

Emmy Laybourne  (Monument 14, Macmillan)

David Levithan  (Every Day, RH)

Barry Lyga  (Yesterday Again, Scholastic)

Brian Meehl  (Suck it Up and Die, RH)

Alexandra Monir (Timekeeper, RH)

Michael Northrop  (Rotten, Scholastic)

Diana Peterfreund  (For Darkness Shows the Stars, HC)

Lindsay Ribar (The Art of Wishing, Penguin)

Rainbow Rowell  (Eleanor & Park, St. Martin’s)

Kimberly Sabatini  (Touching the Surface, S&S)

Tiffany Schmidt  (Send Me a Sign, Bloomsbury)

 

 
*The Hudson Valley YA Society at Read Local Red Hook! Literary Festival: Jennifer Donnelly, Maya Gold and Kimberly Sabatini

April 14th 2-4 pm — This event will take place at the Red Hook Public Library 7444 S. Broadway Red Hook, New York 12571. 845-758-3241 as part of the READ LOCAL RED HOOK! LITERARY FESTIVAL

You can find out more information about the event HERE and RSVP HERE!

 

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Nov

6

2012

Where You Can Find Me…

 

WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME…

 

I am so excited to announce that I’m participating in the 2013 NYC Teen Author Festival!!!! The festival (a mix of public and private events) starts on Monday March 18th and ends Sunday March 24th with roughly 90 authors participating over the week and almost 50 authors doing a Mega-signing at Books of Wonder. To get the full schedule and the most up-to-the-minute news, be sure to stop by Facebook and hit the LIKE button…

http://www.facebook.com/NYCTeenAuthorFestival

476412_151836768270348_1665036476_o

Here are the public events I’ll be participating in…

Saturday March 23, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL,  Bergen Forum, 2nd Floor, 1-5)

2:10-2:40 — New Voices Spotlight

 Description:  Each debut author will share a five-minute reading from her or his work

J. J. Howard

Kimberly Sabatini

Tiffany Schmidt

Greg Takoudes

 

Sunday March 24:  Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder, 1-4): 

2:30-3:15

A.S. King  (Ask the Passengers, LB)

Emmy Laybourne  (Monument 14, Macmillan)

David Levithan  (Every Day, RH)

Barry Lyga  (Yesterday Again, Scholastic)

Brian Meehl  (Suck it Up and Die, RH)

Alexandra Monir (Timekeeper, RH)

Michael Northrop  (Rotten, Scholastic)

Diana Peterfreund  (For Darkness Shows the Stars, HC)

Lindsay Ribar (The Art of Wishing, Penguin)

Rainbow Rowell  (Eleanor & Park, St. Martin’s)

Kimberly Sabatini  (Touching the Surface, S&S)

Tiffany Schmidt  (Send Me a Sign, Bloomsbury)

 
*The Hudson Valley YA Society at Read Local Red Hook! Literary Festival: Jennifer Donnelly, Maya Gold and Kimberly Sabatini

April 14th 2-4 pm — This event will take place at the Red Hook Public Library 7444 S. Broadway Red Hook, New York 12571. 845-758-3241 as part of the READ LOCAL RED HOOK! LITERARY FESTIVAL

You can find out more information about the event HERE and RSVP HERE!

 

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Sep

23

2012

TOUCHING THE SURFACE Book Launch Events

On October 30th, TOUCHING THE SURFACE’s official book birthday, I’m going to have a launch day challenge. Tweet, Facebook or email me a picture of TOUCHING THE SURFACE out in the wild and you’ll get a chance to win this…

Which is really this…

A silver origami crane necklace. I have one of my own and I’ve given one to my agent Michelle Wolfson and my editor Anica Rissi. I’ve been holding on to this one for the big day.

Of course I’ll be reminding you about the contest again right before the launch.

 

I have several wonderful book launch events planned and I’m hoping that if you’re nearby, you’ll be able to attend one.

****DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY, ASELLINA WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMODATE THE NYC BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION ON 11/1/12.

WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING FOR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8TH! HOPE YOU CAN STILL MAKE IT! SORRY FOR THE LAST MINUTE CHANGE. PLEASE PASS THE WORD ALONG.****

*The first event is a NYC Cocktail party on Thursday, November 1st November 8th at 7:00pm, thrown by my very wonderful husband–yes, I am the luckiest girl in the world. The information is HERE. Feel free to add yourself to the evite or if you’re having trouble, just contact me with your name and email and I’ll add you to the group.

*The second event is going to be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 2:00pm at the Poughkeepsie, NY Barnes & Noble. You can find out more about this event HERE. The Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble is a fabulous bookstore and I am so excited to be launching my book there. This B&N is the site of my local SCBWI Shop Talk, the place where I began learning how to be a writer. It has so many wonderful writerly memories for me. It is also the closest bookstore to my home, so you know I’ve spent a lot of quality time there. This is my community bookstore and I can’t believe I’m going to get to share this day, surrounded by people who have known and loved me since I was just a little kid. Signing my books here will be a mind blowing experience.

*The third event is going to be held on Sunday, November 4th at 4:00pm at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, NY.

This is one of two very special indie bookstores in my area and I can’t freaking believe that I’m going to be the author at a Hudson Valley YA Society event!!! I love going to these events to eat cookies and drool on my favorite authors. I can’t tell you how many times my husband and my boys and I have attended these events and then talked the whole ride home in the car about how someday they might ask me to do a book signing. Surreal.

Oblong books is asking for an RSVP to the event and if you can make it, you can respond on Facebook or RSVP at Oblong.

 

If you can’t make any of the formal book launch events–I’m completely bummed–but Oblong is taking orders for SIGNED COPIES OF TOUCHING THE SURFACE. I’ll be signing them that very afternoon, so there is a really good chance that the book will have residual festiveness tucked between the pages. How awesome is that?

Oh, and before I forget–I’ll be activating my newsletter function really soon, so don’t forget to sign up at the bottom of any page of this website.

Sep

16

2012

A Launch Party Extravaganza!!!!

I have three wonderful and very diverse events planned for the book launch of TOUCHING THE SURFACE. I’d love to give you a quick overview of what to expect so that maybe you can make one of the celebrations. I’d love to see you.

The first event is a cocktail party in NYC thrown by my absolutely adorable husband. *heart squish* If you’re near the city and would like to come and help us celebrate you can find the evite here…NYC Launch Party!!!!

The second event (still to be officially announced) will take place on Saturday Nov. 3rd in the Hudson Valley and I can’t wait to share the info with you very soon–so save the date.

The third event for launch week takes place on Sunday November 4th at 4pm at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, NY. An RSVP is required for the event.

**If you are unable to make any of the book launch parties but would still like a signed copy of TOUCHING THE SURFACE, you can order one HERE!!!!!

Jul

30

2012

Just Three More Months!!!!

TOUCHING THE SURFACE is three months away. *does a little happy dance* I can’t believe it’s so close/still so far away!!! Yeah–that’s how I feel. One minute it seems as if it’s right around the corner and the next it feels like it’s still so far away I need binoculars to see it. I’ve got some very exciting book launch information coming your way soon, but until then, you can just dance with me…

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