Troutdale, Oregon, United States
Home page: http://www.kaylinmcfarren.com
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.
Interests: Reading, writing, gourmet foods, fine wines, visual arts, interior design, gardening,
Published writer: Yes