The book is the story of two teenagers — Hannah Wilkins and Brandon Pringle — struggling to come to terms with an accident that has robbed them of their sense of normalcy.
After a terrible accident, Hannah was struck blind. She struggles through every day, each of which only seems to get worse than the last, until one fateful morning when her bus hits a deer and the resulting jolt sends her flying into another universe.
Brandon also struggles every day to fit in and function like the rest of the children at his school. Afflicted by a debilitating limp, he doesn’t seem to be useful to anyone.
But when they are suddenly catapulted into an alternate world, they must save the citizens from a ruthless queen, discover their own roles in life and pit themselves against an unrelenting evil. Burton’s tale is one of an unforgettable friendship, faith and perseverance in the land of Crimilia.
Burton — who is blind after developing retinopathy of prematurity as an infant — attended the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville, as well as Middle Tennessee State University. She received her Bachelors’ Degree in English and theater.
She will be available to sign copies of her book, “Crimilia.” From 4 to 6 p.m. at Hastings on Saturday.