Acclaimed Young Adult authors and musicians write short stories and personal essays based on the songs that inspire them.
K.M. Walton is the author of Cracked, Empty, and Ultimatum. As a former middle-school teacher, she's passionate about ending bullying, and her powerful presentations have made an impact on thousands. K.M. is a graduate of West Chester University. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two sons, and cat. Visit her at kmwalton.com.
"This anthology about music hits all the right notes... The 14
entries are sparked by a diverse group of artists, such as Bob
Dylan, the Killers, Amy Winehouse, Oasis, and the Eagles. Readers
will recognize some of the popular authors who contributed, such as
Ellen Hopkins, Ellen Oh, David Arnold, and Elisa Ludwig. The pieces
are about more than just the songs and reveal personal philosophies
that will resonate even with readers unfamiliar with the music."" -
School Library Journal
"A compilation of stories and essays written by authors and musicians sharing the deep influences of music that helped to shape their lives, particularly calling upon their own adolescences...giving readers glimpses into the personal musical influences of such authors as Ellen Oh and E.C. Myers as well as a haunting essay by musician Donn T. " - Kirkus