August 2010 - K.M. signs with her first literary agent, Sarah LaPolla from Curtis Brown Ltd..
October 2010 - Sarah calls with news that her first book has been sold to Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster.
November 2010 - K.M. joins the Apocalypsies, which is pretty much the coolest group of 2012 debut authors out there.
March 2011 - K.M.'s letter to her teen self is posted on Dear Teen Me.com.
March 2011 - K.M.'s book for math teachers that she co-authored with lead author, Margie Pearse is released. TEACHING NUMERACY: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking.
November 17, 2011 - Book Trailer Contest launches.
December 2011 - K. M. Walton was asked to be a contributing author in Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Re-tellings of Mother Goose Rhymes, releasing from Month 9 Books, October 16, 2012.
January 3, 2012 - K.M. Walton’s debut novel CRACKED is released into the wilds.
January 7, 2012 - Book Release Event at the Chester County Book & Music Company 7 PM in West Chester, PA
January 24-28, 2012 - CRACKED will be included in No Name Calling Week.
February 2012 - K. M. Walton’s second contemporary young adult novel has a title! EMPTY is about an overweight teenaged girl who gets bullied and abused, causing her life to spiral out of control. EMPTY releases from Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster in the spring of 2013.
March 21, 2012 - CRACKED makes Simon & Schuster’s Must Reads in Teen list!
April 5, 2012 - CRACKED makes Simon & Schuster’s Top Ten in Teen list!
August 6, 2012 - K. M. Walton was featured in the West Chester University Alumni Association Magazine. Click HERE to read the article.
August 15, 2012 - Cracked was nominated for the American Library Association’s Quick Picks Award.
September 21, 2012 - EMPTY got a spectacular new cover!
October 1, 2012 - CRACKED was included in the Simon & Schuster/Cartoon Network/Barnes & Noble collaborative campaign STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP.
October 10, 2012 - CRACKED was included in YALSA's piece titled THE NEXT BIG THING: CONTEMPORARY/REALISTIC FICTION
October 15, 2012 - CRACKED was nominated for a CYBILS Award in the Young Adult Fiction category.
October 16, 2012 - The anthology, TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark RE-Tellings of Mother Goose Rhymes, is released. K. M. Walton contributed her dark re-telling of Jack and Jill called THE WELL.
October 22, 2012 - CRACKED was mentioned in the Publishers Weekly piece titled BULLYING RESOURCES: A SELECTED LISTING.
October, 2012 - Akron-Summit County Public Library put CRACKED on the top of their GOOD BOOKS FOR GUYS list.
November 17, 2012 - K. M. Walton participates in the international TEDx Youth Day event by presenting her talk THE POWER OF HUMAN KINDNESS.
December 4, 2012 - CRACKED releases in paperback.
December 5, 2012 - CRACKED is nominated for a YABC Choice Award in the "Best Teen Contemporary 2012" category.
December 14, 2012 - EMPTY was chosen as the January 2013 TeenCentral.net featured book.
January 14, 2013 - CRACKED is a finalist in the YABC Choice Awards in the "Best Teen Contemporary 2012" category.
April 15, 2013 - K. M. Walton asked to present to the entire student body at Daniel Boone High School on THE POWER OF HUMAN KINDNESS
April 17, 2013 - CRACKED was included in the International Reading Association's YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICES 2013 READING LIST.
May 6, 2013 - K. M. Walton asked to participate in "Little Flower Day" at Little Flower High School
May 31, 2013 - K. M. Walton was quoted in two Yahoo Voices news articles on bullying:
5 Traits of Kids Who Are Bully Proof - and - When Parents of Bullies Don’t Teach Their Children Empathy
June 4, 2013 - K. M. Walton was quoted in a TakePart.com news article on bullying:
The Only Thing More Expensive Than Kids Is Kids Who Are Bullies
July 30, 2013 - Both CRACKED and EMPTY release as audio books from Audible.com
August 2013 - K. M. signs with literary agent, Jim McCarthy, from Dystel and Goderich Literary Management
October 15, 2013 - EMPTY is nominated for a CYBILS Award in the Young Adult Fiction category
October 2013 - CRACKED is nominated for the 2013-2014 Keystone to Reading Award at the High School Level, by KSRA (Keystone State Reading Association)
November 2013 - The CRACKED paperback goes into its third printing
August 11, 2014 - EMPTY was chosen to be part of Barnes & Noble's "Teen Must Reads" list
October 2014 - The EMPTY paperback goes into its second printing
November 2014 - The CRACKED paperback goes into its fourth printing
March 2015 - The EMPTY paperback goes into its third printing
October 2015 - The sale of K.M. Walton's third contemporary young adult novel was announced in Publisher's Weekly: Annette Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire has bought a new YA novel from K.M. Walton. In Ultimatum, two teen brothers, whose father's health is deteriorating rapidly, must come face to face with their demons - and each other - and set aside their differences if they are going to survive an uncertain future. Publication is planned for fall 2016; Jim McCarthy at Dystel and Goderich brokered the deal for world rights.
October 2015 - The exciting anthology K.M. is editing is 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, A.S. King, Suzanne Young, Beth Kehpart, Ellen Oh, among others, and contemporary musicians G. Love, Donn T, and Chuck Treece, 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).
November 2015 - K.M. Walton’s next contemporary YA novel gets a title: ULTIMATUM. The book will release on January 3, 2017.
January 16, 2016 - ULTIMATUM earns a starred review from Publishers Weekly!
August 8, 2016 - Grammy nominated singer, Ameriie, signs on to write the foreword for K.M.’s upcoming music-focused YA anthology, BEHIND THE SONG
January 11, 2017 - Barnes & Noble includes ULTIMATUM in their “10 of Our Most Anticipated Indie YAs of 2017” list.
March 7, 2017 - ULTIMATUM releases!!!
March 11, 2017 - The ULTIMATUM launch event will be held at the Barnes & Noble in Exton PA and YOU’RE INVITED!