Today I welcom Kim Baccellia, the author of Crossed Out and Earrings of Ixtumea!!!
Thanks Jan for having me on your blog for The Summer Teen Reading party!
Kim is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card AND an awesome Swag Bag!!! Swag bag includes a free ebook of your choice, bookmarks, tatoos, a $15 iTunes gift card and a signed copy of one of her books!!! A comment on her blog = 1 entry and a retweet on Twitter or post on Facebook = 2 entries!!! Winners to be selected on June 1 by random drawing.
And for the rest of this month the ebook of EARRINGS OF IXTUMEA is only $1.99! What a deal! And if you haven’t read my YA paranormal yet, CROSSED OUT, it’s also being offered at a discounted rate too!
I’ve always loved reading especially in high school. My favorite place of all time was the Martin Luther King library that was on the way home from school. I felt safe within the stacks.
I talk about how the library was my salvation in a DearTeenMe letter: http://dearteenme.com/2012/03/19/dear-teen-me-from-author-kim-bacce...
Kim Baccellia was a bilingual teacher in Los Angeles County for eight years and during that time she didn’t find many books for Latinas that were upbeat or dealt with their heritage. During the time she wrote this novel, she was learning about her own Mexican heritage and decided to write a novel that was set in a Mesoamerican world.
Her book EARRINGS OF IXTUMEA deals with another topic dear to her heart: Her Mexican heritage.
Kim has also written Crossed Out, a YA paranormal and her YA fantasy No Goddesses Allowed has a tentative release date of Fall 2012.
A current member of SCBWI and YALITCHAT, Kim is currently writing the sequel to Crossed Out and a YA multicultural Sci-Fi. She lives in Southern California with her husband and son.
About Crossed Out:
About Earrings of Ixtumea:
Click on the below pic to go to the party!!! Lots of fun stuff there!
About my book, Veiled Virtues:
When Paige Stewart left America to house-sit in England, her only thoughts were to get aw ay from her controlling mother and to have fun. Little did she know that her working holiday would find her hearing eerie voices, experiencing alarming dreams and bleeding from old scars. Although Paige's differences confuse and disgust her, she opens up to the shopkeeper of a strange metaphysical store in town, where she finds much more than tarot cards and crystals. Soon, Paige is stalked like prized game. Relentlessly pursued, her holiday takes a turn for the eerie and dangerous. Her only saving grace may be a modern-day English knight who sweeps her off her feet and recognizes the true virtues the American teen unknowingly possesses.