Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Q+A with Kimberly Sabatini + Touching the Surface Giveaway

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Kimberly Sabatini.  Kimberly is the author of Touching the Surface.

Keep reading for chance to win fab Touching the Surface swag!

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

  I can't remember when I started to write, but I remember how I stopped. Somewhere between high school and adulthood I became fearful. I was afraid of people reading my words and finding out what was going on inside my head and heart. I was terrified of not fitting in and I stopped writing things that were authentic to me and the writing suffered because of it. Without my voice in my work--it wasn't very good and it wasn't inspiring. So I sort of let it drift away from me. Unfortunately my father died in 2005, but the silver lining was that what I felt inside could no longer be contained and I began to write again. Losing my dad gave me some extra courage to find my voice again.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

  I arrived at the paranormal genre by accident. I needed to write an afterlife story after my dad died and I had no idea what it would be labeled--just that it was what I needed to write.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

Without a doubt, I would fly. I'm fascinated by birds, there is nothing better than a flying dream and I'm still not convinced that I can't do it. I just have to concentrate a little bit harder....

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
  I think they'll enjoy it because I wrote the book that I needed to write and the reader might be on the same kind of inner journey that I was. I believe that when the right book comes along, we find exactly what we should between the pages. I don't know what will happen when you read my words, but I'd love the opportunity to see if my voice resonates with your voice. I love the idea that I might deeply connect with a person I wouldn't normally have access to. I guess what I'm saying is, I think you should read it because it's loaded with all kinds of unique potential. We might do great things together.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

  If my book was made into a movie--honestly--I'd probably wet my pants LOL! I'm not sure I can say with certainty who I'd want to be cast because as a newbie trying to break into the book biz, I'd want to give everyone a chance to play that role--define themselves.

Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini.

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.

Thank you Kimberly for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Kimberly Sabatini and her books, please visit her website.

**Touching the Surface Swag Giveaway**

We are giving away a Touching the Surface swag pack to one lucky winner! (ie, bookmarks, stickers, origami cranes)

To enter, please leave a comment on this post (including your email address so we may contact you if you win).  This giveaway is to US mailing addresses only.  Giveaway ends October 24, 2012 midnight EST.


  1. Thank you for such an awesome interview:) Kimberly must have put so much thought in it since it was born of personal need:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  2. This sounds like an intriguing book; thanks for spotlighting it. I have a light month the rest of the month, editing-wise, so unless something unexpected comes up, I might be able to get your Spirit Guide series actually read and reviewed this month! Yay! (no promises, but as I said before, I shall surely try!)

    Great giveaway - thanks! a gmail address, katy(dot)sozaeva

    1. Oh, I really enjoyed the heck out of my E.J. Stevens read-a-thon last week :-)

  3. Thank you E.J. for this interview. I can't wait to read Kimberly's book or yours.


  4. Great interview! And thanks for the giveaway, I can't wait to read this book :)


  5. Liked the interview. Can`t wait to read this.

    ctymice at gmail dot com

  6. This book sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book.

  7. Great interview. I feel the same way about writing too. I love writing, but my writing is so personal that I'm scared to show it. Hopefully one day I will.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win, Touching the Surface sounds really good!


  8. This interview was hilarious and just...great to put it simply. Thanks for the chance to win!


  9. thanks for the interview and giveaway.


  10. Very nice interview. The book sounds good.


  11. I love interviews! It definitely made me super interested in this :D