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08 February 2010

Coming Soon: Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Title: Flaherty's Crossing
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Publisher: Champagne Books
Publication Date: February 2010
Paperback: 234 pages
ISBN: 978-1-926681-19-1
Genre: Mainstream Fiction/Women's Fiction

About the Novel:

From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness…

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.

Kaylin sat before her computer writing 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. She never expected this exercise in writing to go to press, touch lives, or win literary awards. But as a result of her good fortune, she has arranged for proceeds from the sale of this book to go directly to the Providence Medical Foundation’s colon cancer research department in her father’s name. She’s now convinced and proudly shares her belief that good things can grow out of the worst times in our lives if you just take the time to open your heart.

About the Author:

Linda Yoshida, aka Kaylin McFarren, is a rare bird indeed. Not a migratory sort, she prefers to hug the West Coast and keep family within visiting range. Although she has virtually been around the world, she was born in California, relocated with her family to Washington, and nested with her husband in Oregon. In addition to playing an active role in his business endeavors, she has been involved in all aspects of their three daughters’ lives – taxi duties, cheerleading coaching, script rehearsals, and relationship counseling, to name but a few. Now she enjoys spending undisciplined time with her two young grandsons and hopes to have many more.

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.

Kaylin is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers. She received her AA in Literature at Highline Community College, which originally sparked her passion for writing. In her free time, she also enjoys giving back to the community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

You can visit Kaylin online at or visit her book’s website at

Flaherty’s Crossing Virtual Book Tour February & March 2010. Join Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing (Champagne Books), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in February-March on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!

My review will posted as soon as the book arrives and I have a chance to read it.



Tea said...

I bet this is a great book, a tearjerker too.

Kaylin McFarren said...

It also makes a great Valentine's Day gift... :D Thanks for having me here today and for introducing Flaherty's Crossing. Can't wait to hear what you think after you've had a chance to read it.

angie said...

Looks great. I can't wait to read your review!

Shelly said...

I have an award for you on my blog here:

Stop by when you get a chance.

Kaylin McFarren said...

Why thank you, Shelly. Will head right over. :D

Kaylin McFarren said...

Shelly, didn't realize this was for Jennifer but I'm sure it's much deserved. :D

Carolyn Zane said...

Many congrats on your book launch and tour! You are on your way!
Jennifer: So sorry for your loss.

Carolyn Zane

Kaylin McFarren said...

Thanks, Carolyn. Do appreciate your kind words. You're now heavily entrenched in my contest!

And for anyone who doesn't know what this is, 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 where you’ll find a complete listing. Winners will be announced on March 28th. Good luck everyone!

Tami said...

WTG Kaylin - I am so happy for you! Many millions of sales and the cures to show for it!

Kaylin McFarren said...

Thank you, Tami. After visiting Providence's cancer center and research facility, there's nothing I want more in this world than to help find a cure.

Amy S. said...

Wishing you many sales of the book! Sounds very good!

amysmith98 @

Kaylin McFarren said...

You found me! Points for effort, Amy. Thanks!!