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Hello from Kaylin!

Hello from Kaylin!

Thought I'd introduce myself as I'm new on this site. My name is Kaylin McFarren and I can be described in the following way: a non-profit president, an interior designer, an avid gardener, a wine lover, an international traveler, a gourmet diner, duo resident (homes in San Diego and Portland, Oregon), devoted grandmother, mother with three grown daughters, a loving wife (married 46 years) and, of course, an author. I just published my sixth book, HIGH FLYING, and like to define myself as a psychological thriller writer. I'd love to know if there are other authors on this site that write thrillers or suspense stories, as I love comparing notes. Currently, I'm working on a new reincarnation manuscript to add to my annual book release practice and would enjoy hearing what other writers are chipping away at. 

Kaylin McFarren has received 48 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious Golden Heart Award nomination for FLAHERTY'S CROSSING - a book she and her oldest daughter, New York Times/USA Today best-selling author Kristina McMorris, co-wrote in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular THREADS psychological thriller 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 the Pacific Northwest, and is currently the president of the Soulful Giving Foundation - a non-profit focused on cancer research, care and treatment at hospitals throughout Oregon. Her latest release, HIGH FLYING, takes readers on an unusual time-travel adventure, which asks challenging questions that will linger long after the final twists are revealed.