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Linda Yoshida's Biography

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Troutdale, Oregon
Happily married for 38 years
Dec 2009

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.

Influences

Mitch Albom - For One More Day; Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook; Jacquelyn Mitchard - The Deep End of the Ocean

Upcoming Works

Flaherty's Crossing, available February 1st eBook at Fictionwise, BN.com, Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, Mybookstoreandmore, Mobipocket, CTR, Sony, and champagnebooks.com.

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.

Champagne Books
ISBN: 978-1-926681-19-1

Agents

Travis Shortt, Media Representative

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Champagne Books

Interests & Hobbies

Reading, writing, visual arts, gardening, interior design, golfing, skiing, international travel, gourmet dining, collecitng fine wines.