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Kristen Kehoe

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I am the youngest of three daughters and I think this is the reason I enjoy writing about love so much.

I come from a family of high school sweethearts, save myself (thank God), and I have watched how finding love, the real kind, can make a person stronger. My parents have inspired me every day because they found each other at eighteen, got married at nineteen, and never looked back. Now, 35 years later they are still going strong and it makes me realize that love really does aide us in all things.

I write young and new adult books because I think it's the time period in our lives that is the most difficult and I enjoy love stories because we all need hope. Reading about love gives me hope, so I hope my writings about love do the same for an
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Kristen Kehoe We disbanded the anthology, and began selling the stories separately! You can find each on each author's page! So glad you got to order the entire thi…moreWe disbanded the anthology, and began selling the stories separately! You can find each on each author's page! So glad you got to order the entire thing. Happy reading. xoxo(less)
Kristen Kehoe I'm still an aspiring writer. I think the biggest thing to understand is that the people around you are always going to appear more put together, and …moreI'm still an aspiring writer. I think the biggest thing to understand is that the people around you are always going to appear more put together, and there is always going to be someone who sells more, writes more, connects more...it's important to just keep going. I want to sell thousands of books, so I keep writing. That's all you can do:)(less)
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The Next Right Thing.

March 12...like many of you, this was the last day I went to work, the last day my daughter got to go to school, the last day I got up at my normal time, took the dog for a run, and wondered fleetingly if Spring Break was ever going to get here.I pondered that above ellipses for some time this morning while writing this, mostly because it seems so dramatic. Ultimately, I left it there because, wel Read more of this blog post »
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Description: The higher the climb, the bigger the fall… This is something Cameron Carson learned early on in life. It’s not enough to get to the top— people expect you to stay there. And when you don’t, the fall back to Earth is more than painful—it’s devastating. Gunner Thornton took his first fall at fourteen when he locked eyes with Cameron in Spanish class. She was confident, and beautiful, and everything he’d ever dreamed of. Now, four years later when Gunner looks at CC, he sees beyond the girl on the ground in her cheer uniform and mini-skirts, to the girl he fell for when he was fourteen—the girl who pointed her body to the sky and flew, ignoring the rules of gravity that bound the rest of them. It’s their senior year, and Gunner only has one more chance to convince CC that invincible girl still exists. And he’s all in. A challenge is thrown: he’ll help her pass her classes and graduate, but she has to train to jump again. With him. CC agrees, ready to do as little possible. But something about Gunner’s unending challenge—and belief—that she can be better, be more—makes CC want to fly…even as she’s falling.
FINDING YOU (Romance)
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Description: Sloan Sawyer’s family began to dissolve the day her father died. Fifteen then, Sloan turned to her mother for comfort, and was turned away. Now, at eighteen, a senior in high school, Sloan is alone and playing the role of guardian for her fifteen-year-old younger sister, who appears to be hell bent on ruining her own life. Along with trying to save her sister from herself, Sloan is working day and night to get into a prestigious art program, while working out twice a day to try and clinch a state title in swimming—the same state title that her mother won when she was Sloan’s age. When an incident at school brings her into contact with the new kid, who also happens to be the principal’s son, Sloan finds herself beginning one more relationship that she isn’t sure she knows how to handle. Grady knows he can't handle a relationship...and still, he can't keep himself away from Sloan. Since that first day he's been drawn to her, and even though he knows their relationship can't go anywhere, he can't seem to stop himself from needing Sloan. Yet, even with his feelings growing, Grady knows he can't share his past with her. He won't. So when Sloan confronts him about it, he has no choice but to leave her, even if that means leaving a part of himself with her.
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Description: Mia Evans comes from a family that doesn't do love. Her mother worries about her father, her father worries about their family name, and Mia worries about everyone else. When Ryan Murphy asks her to tutor him, she isn't overly thrilled, but she says yes because it will look good on her college applications. The last thing she expects is to fall for Ryan, but she does. And she falls hard. Ryan has loved Mia since the day he saw her sitting on her front porch, crying into her knees. Now, he has her, but as they navigate the end of their high school career together, he doesn't know how he's going to keep her.
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The Light of Day (Romance)
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I loved this story. I always hesitate to read modern retellings or imaginings because even if the writing is perfect, there are so many feelings already present for the original story line...however...however, I was gladly sucked into this story, Ms. ...more
Tell Me Something Real by Kristen Kehoe
"Trigger Warning for Teen Suicide

Beautiful story of truth we’ve either all lived or witnessed if we’ve grown up or survived in the real world. This novel built me up, tore me down, and began building me back up again. I ended the novel with tissues st" Read more of this review »
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This is a story of three teens just trying to navigate life and figure out where they belong or if they belong. A very real look into the emotions of these three teens who have been abandoned in different ways. A very bittersweet " Read more of this review »
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I wish I had all the words to adequately describe this story, unfortunately I really don't, I'm so overwhelmed with emotions. This one is going to stay with me for a while, I was so invested in these characters and their lives and " Read more of this review »
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“Here’s the thing about a strong girl: sometimes, you forget that their strength stretches beyond what you could ever imagine.”
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One of the things I love about minor characters is that they are the catalysts for so much. Grey Thorntpn is that--she challsenges my main characters and mes them work she challenges me as a writer and reader to be honest.
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“you love her like I think you do, push her, make her uncomfortable, and make her face her demons so she can fucking save herself.”
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“Wow, Caitlin’s dating. Caitlin’s going to the movies with a boy, where it’s dark.” Max shook his head and patted me on the shoulder. “You know what they say, man. With boys, parents only worry about one penis, but with girls, they worry about them all.”

My lungs backed up and for a minute, my vision got hazy. Giving in, I bent at the waist and breathed air in nice and slow. Jesus Christ. “Thanks, Max, that’s really helpful.”
Kristen Kehoe, Beyond the Horizon

“I know you were mad and scared, and I guess I don’t blame you. But you were my dream, too, Mia, for a long time. I thought that if I had you, I could do anything. And then when I had you, I knew I had everything. It took you walking away to make me realize that a dream doesn’t change even if you can’t have it. It just waits.”
Kristen Kehoe, Beyond the Horizon

“Because no one person changes a relationship."
--Margaret Evans, BTH”
Kristen Kehoe, Beyond the Horizon

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“I know you were mad and scared, and I guess I don’t blame you. But you were my dream, too, Mia, for a long time. I thought that if I had you, I could do anything. And then when I had you, I knew I had everything. It took you walking away to make me realize that a dream doesn’t change even if you can’t have it. It just waits.”
Kristen Kehoe, Beyond the Horizon

“Because no one person changes a relationship."
--Margaret Evans, BTH”
Kristen Kehoe, Beyond the Horizon

“Wow, Caitlin’s dating. Caitlin’s going to the movies with a boy, where it’s dark.” Max shook his head and patted me on the shoulder. “You know what they say, man. With boys, parents only worry about one penis, but with girls, they worry about them all.”

My lungs backed up and for a minute, my vision got hazy. Giving in, I bent at the waist and breathed air in nice and slow. Jesus Christ. “Thanks, Max, that’s really helpful.”
Kristen Kehoe, Beyond the Horizon

“There’s nothing wrong with following the rules, Mia,” I said at length. “I think what you might not realize is that not all consequences are bad, and sometimes breaking the rules is necessary. Not just because it can be fun,” I said with a grin, and pulled away to look at her. “But because you have to figure out who you are, and sometimes that means being someone different than who everyone else wants you to be.”
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“Everything’s not always black and white, Princess. Sometimes we have to do shit because there’s not another choice. Maybe you should think about that before you snub your nose at me.”
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