News



7/1/2018: SMOKE AND MIRRORS gets a starred review from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books! "Halbrook writes a heartbreaking account of a young girl’s spirit buckling under her longing to be accepted and her negotiating of a complicated legacy. The novel’s wistful prose and a relatable search for the Light will be rewarding for readers who can see in the Smoke any number of metaphors for the things that haunt us."

5/23/2018: (That weird moment when you realize it's been exactly one year since the last update...) Things have been busy and GREAT! Check out the cover for SMOKE AND MIRRORS, and this fantastic blurb from one of my MG author heroes, Kathi Appelt: “In K.D. Halbrook’s gorgeous prose, readers will be drawn immediately into the Cirque, but more importantly, they’ll be drawn into Sasha’s heart. This is a story to savor.” —Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor–winning author of The Underneath and Keeper


I'm also excited to announce SMOKE AND MIRRORS will be published in one of my fave places on earth, Turkey, by Kırmızı Kedi Publishing. Hooray! 




5/23/2017: Thrilled to announce the sale of a new Middle Grade series! 


10/19/2016: A new Middle Grade book is on the way! Mark your calendars: SMOKE AND MIRRORS comes from Paula Wiseman Books/S&S on September 4, 2018.

6/21/2015: EVERY LAST PROMISE is a "Sublime" summer read, according to The Seattle Times!

6/01/15: Author Stephanie Kuehnert interviews me and Courtney Summers about our books and the rape culture at large for Jezebel.

3/27/15: Brazil! EVERY LAST PROMISE is coming for you!

International rights: Children's Brazilian rights to Kristin Halbrook's EVERY LAST PROMISE, to Flavia Lago at Vergara & Riba, by Camila Marandino and Joao Paulo Riff at Riff Agency in association with Jacqueline Murphy at Fineprint Literary Management on behalf of Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media. 

3/12/15: Bookish presents a preview of Spring's Best Young Adult Novels, including EVERY LAST PROMISE!

1/2/15: EVERY LAST PROMISE received a starred review from Kirkus!

11/06/14: Rookie Magazine recommends NOBODY BUT US

10/14/14: EVERY LAST PROMISE cover reveal on YA Highway

10/12/13: Chatting tough issues and This or That with Wholly Books

10/07/2013: Nobody But Us included on a list of books to read for Domestic Violence Awareness at YALSA's Hub


9/4/13: Check out my dream cast for Nobody But Us on Story Crush


8/12/13: HUGE NOBODY BUT US FILM NEWS WOOHOO!


7/24/13: I chat with Honestly YA about research, playlists and my publishing journey


7/23/13: On writing, on publishing (and a little bit about food truck bakeries and James McAvoy) with Writers Like Us


5/31/13: Author and Child Psychologist Sarah Fine interviews me about researching traumatized characters


4/26/13: Interview on Zoe's Book Reviews


4/11/13: About Exclusive Content + New Leaf Literary Exclusive Author Content Booklet giveaway (ends 4/17/13).


4/11/13: Interview on Kathy Coe's A Glass of Wine Blog + NOBODY BUT US giveaway (ends 4/24/13).


4/10/13: Guest post on Hypable.com: Modern Literary Love and Tragedy + New Leaf Literary Exclusive Author Content Booklet giveaway (ends 4/17/13).


3/13/13: Interview with young adult magazine WovenMyst 

3/13/13: Epic Reads' compilation of blogger reviews of NOBODY BUT US.


3/11/13: Lots of fun at this interview with I Am A Reader, Not A Writer