Touching the Surface: A book with heart

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One of the things I love most about being a writer is meeting other writers, because sometimes when I meet other writers, I’m actually making a new friend.

A few years ago during a whirlwind trip to New York, I met Kimberly J. Sabatini. Kim has a heart big enough to hug the whole world. We became fast friends, laughing together and sharing our stories while searching out geocaches in a frozen city at midnight.

Kim is one of those friends you can just pick up with right where you left off, regardless of how much time has gone by since you last met. She’s one of those friends who’ll drop everything to help someone in need and who offers her shoulder when you need a good cry.

One of the fun things about having a blog is helping spread the word when a friend accomplishes something great. So, here I am today helping spread the word about Kim. Today is the book birthday for her debut YA novel, TOUCHING THE SURFACE.

From Amazon:

Experience the afterlife in this lyrical, paranormal debut novel that will send your heart soaring.

When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time. She doesn’t remember how she landed in the afterlife again, but she knows this is her last chance to get things right.

Elliot just wants to move on, but first she will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.

As she pieces together the secrets and mistakes of her past, Elliot must find a way to earn the forgiveness of the person she’s hurt most, and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

TOUCHING THE SURFACE is a rich, thought-provoking read, crafted by a very talented author. And I’m not just saying that because she’s a friend. Kim has written her heart in the pages of this book.

Also, there’s a pretty sweet contest over at the Class of 2k12 to celebrate the book launch you should check out.

Congratulations, Kim, on the release of TOUCHING THE SURFACE! I’m certain this is just the first of many books to come. Wishing you much success, my friend.