YA Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 5/28/12
After not having seen childhood family friends, Rachel and her brothers Nathaniel and Drew in three years, sixteen year old Summer Jones, who has always spent her summers with the Donovans at her Aunt Sookie's Malibu beach house, discovers there is more to her long-time crush on one of the Donovan brothers this summer than meets the eye, especially when Astor Fairway, the handsome television star taking her aunt's acting coaching sessions, notices her. This summer, the summer she is noticed, would be the summer no one could forget.
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Kailin Gow has appeared on top national syndicated talk shows such as ABC Radio, Barbara Dooley show, Chat with Women on KKNW Seattle, Broadminded on Sirius Radio XM, and more as a leading authority on YA and women's issues including self-esteem, body image, dating and sexual relationships, abuse, and bullying. Kailin has been a published author for over 10 years with over 100 titles published under her name and under pen names.
She is the founder of the community social site, The Saving You Saving Me Project,http://www.savingyousavingme.com which helps teens, young adults, and women deal with social issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, body image, bullying, cutting, relationships, and more in a positive community environment. The Saving You Saving Me Project is an extention of her YA-mature fiction Saving You Saving Me.
Kailin Gow began writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more.
All her books are inspired by personal experiences. Saving You Saving Me was inspired by her experience as a peer counselor for young women during college and from her psychology major college roommate's experience being in a relationship similar to the one portrayed by Sam and Collins in the book. Loving Summer was inspired by Kailin's experience growing up with a family consisting of a mother, two sons, and a daughter who went through a similar experience of tragedy in the book. Aunt Sookie is based on herself and some actor friends she knows. The Frost Series, Circus of Curiosities Series, and FADE Series came about through vivid dreams. Never Say Never was inspired by Kailin's experience as a radio host and working with and interviewing bands, as well as having college friends who were in bands. Kailin also played the drums and keyboard for a band she once started. A classically-trained musician, she was once led her school orchestra, playing first chair violin. Her experience in the music world and her love of Phantom of the Opera, inspired the Phantom Diaries. PULSE was inspired when Kailin was in the hospital suffering from heavy blood loss post surgery and needed several bags of blood to survive (like a vampire). Beautiful Beings was inspired by her college encounter with a young demon exorcist. A pastor once told her she had the gift of sight and that she was destined to become a prolific author, many times over.
She began taking her writing seriously when her daughter was diagnosed as being on the spectrum and her mother was fighting three types of cancer. Four years later, her daughter was no longer on the spectrum, and her mother became cancer free. Kailin believes in hope and miracles, after having been through several struggles and experiences herself. This is why she writes.
When not busy inhaling chocolate and drinking coffee by the gallon, Kailin makes time for writing fantasy books, blogging as an expert blogger for Fast Company, volunteering as an Emergency Responder and volunteering for battered women's shelters. For fun, she plays the electric violin, and puts together a music playlist for her radio and web shows.
Her Frost Series consisting of the Bitter Frost Series, The Wolf Fey Series, and the Fairy Rose Chronicles along with her other book series are being developed into worldwide MMORPG Games by SEE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, which is the world's leading game developer known for developing the top blockbuster films into games.
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Twitter - @kailingow
Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes, I’m a full-time writer/author, and have taken it seriously for a while now.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Trying to have a balance life during the writing process. It can be very consuming, and I have to remember to have a life besides write. Fortunately, my daughter who is very young, tends to remind me about mom duties all the time, and things happen in life that constantly force me to get out of the writing cave and live a full life. This is good because the moments in life are what inspires me the most, and living life to the fullest only helps me with my writing and perspective.
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
I have to say the friendships I formed with some of my partnerships like withAmazon - the people I know personally, has encouraged me. I got a chance to meet them in person recently as their guest for their new Kindle launches, and they are some of the most encouraging people I know. They encourage me to try new things all the time. Nader, who is VP of KDP, also encourages me to think out of the box when it comes to new series and how to present them.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
More writing, of course! Finishing up some series, continuing some others, and starting a few new ones in 2013.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Yes, when I have the time, I try to read what my author friends are writing. It’s about being supportive of them as well as extending author courtesy.
This or That?
#1 - iPd or Mp3? ipd
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? chocolate
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries
#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy to watch, drama to read
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks
#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy
#7 – Call or Text? Text
#8 – Public School or Home School? I support public school (I was involved in my daughter’s school PTA and I help with events), but I find homeschooling to be very appealing (especially when your child doesn’t fit into the norm or there are certain things you want them to learn that they’re not learning in school).
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate - Coffee
#10 – eBook or Paperback? – Both! I usually buy both if I like a book. eBook to read, and a paperback copy to share with a friend or give away. When I really like a book, I tell everyone about it!
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