Meet the Author – A Conversation with Kaylin McFarren, Author of Requiem for a Queen

Kaylin McFarren has received more than 60 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious RWA 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. … More Meet the Author – A Conversation with Kaylin McFarren, Author of Requiem for a Queen

“Requiem for a Queen” by Kaylin McFarren

McFarren did an amazing job creating this series. The characters and conflicts immediately draw the reader in. I love that while some of the flawed characters have redeeming qualities, others are completely wicked. The settings are described in vivid detail. Being that much of it takes place in hell, there is some extremely unsettling imagery, but that adds to the fun! … More “Requiem for a Queen” by Kaylin McFarren

“Birdwatcher” by Ann Greyson

With the intention of getting some much-needed rest and relaxation, the Wincoff’s head to the beautiful Ponocos for the week. But their search for tranquility is blighted when 12-year-old Abigail Wincoff goes missing. Gillian and Lance Wincoff are beside themselves with grief when minutes meld into hours, and hours bleed into days, and the only sign of their beloved daughter is the muddied binoculars Abby used for birdwatching found deep within the forest that overlooked their cabin. … More “Birdwatcher” by Ann Greyson

“Winterset Hollow” by Jonathan Edward Durham

“Winterset Hollow” is like “Alice in Wonderland” meets “Cabin in the Woods.” On one hand, our main characters are achieving the dream of a lifetime by not only traveling to Addington Isle, but learning that the characters of their favorite book are, in fact, frighteningly, fantastically alive and real. On the other, they are not the sweet, innocent group that the book portrays them to be. … More “Winterset Hollow” by Jonathan Edward Durham

“Hamlet in Baltimore” by Pavel Cerny

This author has utilized pure fiction to create a take on Poe’s life that no one ever thought about. He uses riveting descriptive prose to describe each and every scene, making the reader feel as if they are walking the streets of Baltimore and viewing “the two- and three-story red brick buildings” with “smoke rising out of the many chimneys as the cold chills the bones inside the rooms at night.” And when it comes to illustrations, Manuel Wittman is given credit for bringing to life Cerny’s story with his incredible drawings that add to the already great story ten-fold. In fact, the combination of author and illustrator on this particular piece deserves high praise, considering the combination entices the imagination and gives all readers a wealth of ideas to think about long after they close the cover. … More “Hamlet in Baltimore” by Pavel Cerny

“The Brain Drips Yellow” by Burn Moor

“The Brain Drips Yellow,” is an outstanding horror/fantasy novel. The author Burn Moor is an amazing writer. He brings this story to life with his vivid descriptions using a lot of simile and metaphors. His words are so smooth, I felt like he was gliding me down a path from which I could not escape. I had to keep reading! The dark psychological aspects of the storyline blend perfectly with supernatural horror. … More “The Brain Drips Yellow” by Burn Moor