Kristin Walker grew up in the Pennsylvania countryside, finally landing at Penn State where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts. In addition to being an actor, Kristin worked at many things on her way to becoming an author. She was a lifeguard, a nanny, a beginning ballroom dance instructor, a library circulation clerk, and very nearly a nurse. She has two young adult novels published through traditional publishers: 7 CLUES TO WINNING YOU and A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOL. She also has published a middle grade e-book: THE FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER. Other examples of her work have appeared or is forthcoming in LADYBUG, WEE ONES, and two CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL books. Kristin lives in a Philadelphia suburb with her husband and three sons.
Maybe Sarah shouldn't have taken that dare. Maybe she shouldn't have bragged that she could swim across the lake. None of that mattered now. She was drowning.
When an annual trip to Sweetwater Lake turns into a near tragedy, twelve-year-old Sarah Oakley forges an unlikely friendship that just might help her discover her true worth. If only she can stay afloat.