I am SO excited to be kicking off the tour for Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini. In case you didn’t know, I am kind of obsessed with this book and when I saw the tour notification go out, I instantly had to fill out the interest form and basically jump up and down yelling pick me pick me! So I am super excited about having Kimberly Sabatini by the blog for a guest post today.
Kimberly Sabatini is a former Special Education Teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom and a part-time dance instructor for three and four year olds. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and three boys.
Kimberly writes Young Adult fiction and is represented by Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency. TOUCHING THE SURFACE is her debut novel. (Simon Pulse – Simon & Schuster, October 30, 2012)
So it’s pretty much the coolest guest post ever – in the book, one main characters, Trevor, has super cool tshirts: they slogans on the tshirt are almost always changing, so I asked Kim to share what the tshirt slogan for HER life would be.
One of my reader’s favorite things about TOUCHING THE SURFACE has been Trevor’s T-shirts. For those of you unfamiliar, one of the more interesting traits of my afterlife is that the thoughts, moods and emotions of the souls in the Obmil, manifest themselves through the weather, buildings, the natural environment and in Trevor’s case, his T-shirts. Whatever he’s thinking tends to end up plastered on his chest like an in-your-face thought bubble. Here are some of his best ones…
NOW CAN WE COMPLICATE THINGS?
I REJECT YOUR REALITY AND SUBSTITUTE MY OWN
DON’T FOLLOW ME, I’M LOST TOO
I’M NOT BEING RUDE, YOU’RE JUST INSIGNIFICANT!
I DON’T DISCRIMINATE, I HATE EVERYONE
IT’S NOT PARANOIA IF THEY REALLY ARE AFTER YOU
I PEE IN POOLS
But Trevor isn’t the only one who has a T-shirt slogan. I kind of have my own…
When I first created my T-shirts for the TOUCHING THE SURFACE book launch, I ended up using a phrase that wasn’t actually in the book.
Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives.
When I was wearing my TTS marketing hat, this didn’t make a whole lot of sense, yet I couldn’t seem to let it go. It spoke to me. I believe that’s because this phrase defines me as a person.
My family nickname is Kimmiepoppins. Do I need to draw you a picture? Probably not. As you might imagine, there is a lot that goes into the making of a proper Kimmiepoppins. One of the most important K-pop traits is giving the appearance of being practically perfect in every way. Mistakes are a no-no. In fact, any Kimmiepoppins worth her weight in chocolate will move mountains to avoid screwing up. But as the great John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”
Thanks Kim for stopping by! Now, be sure to check out my review of Touching the Surface, which I loved loved loved.
Now here’s a little bit about the book in case you missed it:
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.
Now, there is also a super snazzy giveaway running along with the tour. Here’s the details:
A SIGNED hardcover copy of TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini to FOUR (4) winners – US ONLY.
A SIGNED hardcover copy of TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini to ONE (1) winner – International ONLY.
Ends July 22. Fill out the rafflecopter to enter!
Now, if you have already read and loved Touching the Surface, Kimberly Sabatini is running a contest this summer for YOU to win a giftcard to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. All you need to do is post your review on either of the two sites. Find all the details HERE.
Also, follow along with the tour:
July 8 – The Book Cellar – Guest Post
July 9 – Alluring Reads – Review
July 10 – The Happy Booker – Guest Post
July 11 – In Bed With Books – Interview
July 12 – The Book Belles – Review
July 15 – Parajunkee – Guest Post
July 16 – Reader Girls – Review
July 17 – Books Complete Me – Interview
July 18 – Imaginary Reads – Review
July 19 – The Irish Banana Review – Review