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Kaylin McFarren

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in Compton, California, The United States



Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, James Patterson

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KAYLIN MCFARREN has received more than forty national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious Golden Heart Award nomination for Flaherty’s Crossing - a book she and her oldest daughter, Kristina McMorris, co-authored in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular Threads action/adventure romance series, she poured her passion for creativity into her work as the director of a fine art gallery in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon; she also served as a governor-appointed member of the Oregon Arts Commission. When she’s not traveling or spoiling her pups and three grandsons, she enjoys giving back to her community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in t ...more

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Severed Threads (Threads #1)

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Buried Threads (Threads #2)

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Kaylin McFarrenFrom an obsessed writer who's been at it for years and continues to struggle even today, I wave a hand and say good luck. Becoming a successful author, whether you're self-published or have gone the "normal" route, is not a cost-free endeavor...and in MOST cases, it's not a miracle that happens overnight. Even after your books are accepted and printed, advertising and basically Screen Shot 201... Read more of this blog post »
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TWISTED THREADS - Threads Series, Book 4 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 28, 2017 01:27PM
Description: Akira Hamada, a beautiful Japanese geisha, failed at killing Kaito Mitsui two years ago—the same yakuza gang leader who destroyed her lover and forced her to become an assassin. Now, with his sister’s murderer traveling to the Caribbean on a cruise ship, Akira has ten days at sea to identify her target and complete her assignment as her penance, or face her own death.
BANISHED THREADS - Threads Series, Book 3 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 07, 2015 04:02AM
Description: After arriving in England on a much-deserved vacation, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen are quickly forced into becoming crime-stopping sleuths when a collection of priceless Morris Graves’ paintings turns up missing at her uncle's gallery. Determined to clear him of all wrong-doing and free his accused granddaughter, the treasure-hunting duo risk not only their relationship but also the life of their unborn child when it’s discovered that someone is determined to destroy the Lyons’ family by any means necessary.
FLAHERTY'S CROSSING (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother's death. While racing home, Kate's car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.
BURIED THREADS - Threads Series, Book 2 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 20, 2015 12:07PM
Description: Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members, dive into shark-infested waters and beat the clock before time runs out.
SEVERED THREADS - Threads Series, Book 1 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 20, 2015 12:03PM
Description: Believing herself responsible for her father's fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a priceless artifact from a sunken galleon, she has no intention of cooperating - until her brother is kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control over her own life, Rachel must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also relive the circumstances that lead to her father's death.
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“After 40 years of marriage, isn’t it amazing when you can look at your partner sound asleep next to you and still believe they have potential.”
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“Revenge requires taking oneself apart from the noise of men and of things, even from what resembles them; only the twisted soul remains. The consequences of my actions can not be remedied nor can they be wiped away. Eight deaths I must atone for in the afterlife. I’m cursed in both worlds. But one more job and my obligation ends. One more kill and I am free. – Akira Sato, Twisted Threads”
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“You see, Katie," Pastor Ron said, "that’s what makes faith so tough to grasp, but also makes it so wonderful. It’s all about believing in something—whether it’s God, or other people, or even yourself—when you’ve got nothing else to go on. Nothing but a little voice inside telling you it’s more than a hunch.”
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“Rachel slid inside her silver Kia and slammed the car door, grateful that the museum’s security guard was now watching from a distance. If he hadn’t been, she might have acted on a homicidal impulse and run Chase over, the manipulative jerk. In fact, it made her feel better just to imagine it.”
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“Never settle for normal, Miss Lyons,” Shinzo told her. “Normal is not natural. Extraordinary is natural, and that’s why you’re here. To do something extraordinary.”
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“As Sloan approached the door, Paul Lyons lifted his eyes to watch her leave. He found himself wondering why after all these years they couldn’t manage to get along for a lousy twenty minutes. Perhaps it was the result of their inability to compromise—to give each other the benefit of the doubt. Or maybe they’d both simply lost the ability to trust another human being and believe anything good could come of this world.”
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“You see, Katie," Pastor Ron said, "that’s what makes faith so tough to grasp, but also makes it so wonderful. It’s all about believing in something—whether it’s God, or other people, or even yourself—when you’ve got nothing else to go on. Nothing but a little voice inside telling you it’s more than a hunch.”
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Kaylin. It may interest you that one of my books, "Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom", is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

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Diana Nice to meet you!

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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Kaylin. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed


R. Michael Phillips Hi Kaylin,
Congratulations! I see Flaherty's Crossing has been released. I also noted the dates of your blog tour. All the best to you.

R. Michael Phillips Hi Kaylin,
The book cover looks great! You must be very excited. I''ve added it to my list to read.

Shalonda Williams-McClendon It's the new year and I just wanted to say hello. I hope that all is going well so far. Peace

Shalonda Williams-McClendon Just stopping by to say hello. I marked your book as a to read. February it will be available. Please let me know if there is a way to preview so that we can show you support with reviews. Peace

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of PurposeFull You

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Beth Hi Kaylin,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you'll put my books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for a free copy of To Hell in a Handbasket, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
- Beth

Kaylin McFarren DITTO!!

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