Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kaylin McFarren - Flaherty's Crossing


I wanted to take a moment and talk a little about Kaylin and give a little more insight into her book "FLAHERTY'S CROSSING" with you all.  I posted a trailer for it a while back HERE. If you missed it please go check it out!
Here's a teaser paragraph or two.
"The tires on her car squealed, their traction briefly slipping around the sharp corner. Kate tapped the brakes. The vanilla-scented pine tree freshener swung like a frantic pendulum from the rearview mirror. She glanced at the speedometer and realized her angst had weighted her foot on the gas pedal. Her heart pounded as her eyes averted from the edge of the winding road where a guardrail was needed but lacking.

On a dark Sunday night, with only an occasional car zooming by in the opposite direction, how long would it take for someone to discover she'd plunged down the side of the mountain? How long before Drew would even notice she was missing?"


"Kaylin wrote Flaherty's Crossing as a source of personal therapy after losing her beloved father to colon cancer. You might say she was angry at him, at God, at the world in general. However, after writing this story, she had the opportunity to really look into her soul and consider the fact that so many other sons and daughters have had to deal with similar and even worse situations. Rather than a memoir, her novel evolved into a fictional journey which brought about the resolution she needed to find."

"Although Kaylin wasn't born with a pen in hand like so many of her talented fellow authors, she has been actively involved in both business and personal writing projects for many years. As the director of a fine art gallery, she assisted in furthering the careers of numerous visual artists who under her guidance gained recognition through promotional opportunities and in national publications. Eager to spread her own creative wings, she has since steered her energy toward writing novels. As a result, she has earned more than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA® Golden Heart contest."

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21 comments:

miss cindy :) said...

I haven't heard of this book but it sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing this :)

Kaylin McFarren said...

Thanks for having me today, Jen! I'm delighted that you loved the video trailer and hope everyone enjoys reading my book as well. What a beautiful site you have here! Got my chai and a smile and am ready to talk to anyone who drops by...

Kaylin :D

Kaylin McFarren said...

Hopefully you'll be hearing more about it, Miss Cindy. Please feel free to visit my website at http://www.kaylinmcfarren.com to read excerpts and reviews and to watch my video about Flaherty's Crossing. Maybe I can entice you to pick up a copy... :D

Wendy Warren said...

Great preview of the book! I'm so looking forward to reading it.

What personal "resolution" did you find in writing your book, Kaylin?

Wendy

Victoria Roder said...

It is interesting to hear your story and process of healing in writing this terrific sounding book. The best to you.

Kaylin McFarren said...

My resolution came in the form of combating my emotions and accepting the loss of my father. With my anger and tears pouring out over my keys, inadvertently I was going through a cleansing and healing process. And for some time, even rereading my words affected me. But as most people know, time heals most wounds and the waves of emotion eventually become ripples.

Kaylin McFarren said...

Thanks, Victoria! I hope this book proves to be a healing tool for lots of people...especially the cancer research center at Providence Medical Center. Take care!!

Kaylin :D

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

We're a day late, but we're always blessed to read something about you, and your book. It certainly is on my TBR list, for knowing you used personal experience as part of the emotional background of the book, simply makes it all the more interesting and real. As for your video, I never saw any made better. It belongs up there with movie trailers. Good luck! You have talent and the spunk to go with it!

bevp said...

Two days late but really wanted to stop by and say CONGRATULATIONS!!

Kaylin said...

Thank you, bevp! I really appreciate the good wishes. :D

Carolyn Zane said...

Kaylin!
Can't wait to read the rest of the story!
Carolyn Zane

Carolyn Zane said...

Kaylin:
I have only to read the first page to know that I LOVE FLAHERTY'S CROSSING!

Best wishes on this book!
Carolyn Zane

Kaylin McFarren said...

Carolyn...you're just too cute for words. Thank you for your sweet messages.

BTW, for anyone who isn't aware of this yet, I decided to include an e-Book reader in my amazing Virtual Book Tour contest. Here’s the rules: anyone who posts comments on ALL of my book tour locations has an opportunity to win a Sony Pocket Reader valued at $180 – along with copies of Flaherty’s Crossing and other great prizes. Simply visit the Events page on my website at http://www.kaylinmcfarren.com where you’ll find a complete listing. Winners will be announced on March 28th. Good luck everyone!

Tami said...

Kaylin is extremely talented and hard working! She makes my job as promo manager WAY too easy! I'm not complaining though so keep up the good work young lady!

Kaylin McFarren said...

Thanks, Tami. Truly do appreciate all your support and good wishes!! :D

GFDesignz said...

What an awesome contest Kaylin!

Kaylin McFarren said...

Thanks, GF Designz! Hope you get a chance to check out Flaherty's Crossing as well... :D

HODGEPODGESPV said...

really well written!

Kaylin McFarren said...

Why thank you, Hodgepodgespv!! :)

Amy S. said...

Great teaser for the book and great video!

amysmith98 @ yahoo.com

Kaylin McFarren said...

Glad you liked the teaser and video, Amy. Hope you and everyone who reads Flaherty's Crossing enjoys the book too! :)