Author: Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren is the pen name for Linda Yoshida, a Portland, Oregon resident whose novels include Flaherty’s Crossing, and the Threads series: Severed Threads, Buried Threads, and the upcoming Banished Threads. Mrs. Yoshida discovered her passion for writing while in college, but didn’t consider it again until her late 40’s and the kids were out of the house. She has earned more than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA® Golden Heart contest. She is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers.

Prior to her writing career, during the early 1980s, Mrs. Yoshida helped her husband in the marketing and development of Yoshida’s Gourmet Sauce. The well-known teriyaki-based cooking sauce led to the development of their first company, Yoshida Food Products. Now, the Oregon-based Yoshida Group is a multimillion-dollar conglomerate.

Mrs. Yoshida also owned and ran an award-winning 5,000 square foot art gallery representing contemporary and traditional/impressionist artists in downtown Portland, Oregon for eight years.

A believer of giving back to the community, Mrs. Yoshida and her husband Junki created the Soulful Giving Foundation where funds generated within the foundation are earmarked for expanded research, and the care and treatment of cancer patients and their families. For more information, please visit


Banished Threads - Threads, #3

Banished Threads
  • Number: B0191RJQZM
  • Release: 2016-03-20
  • Author: Kaylin McFarren
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
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A valuable art collection disappears turning a treasure-hunting duo into crime-stopping sleuths committed to vindicating family members in Kaylin McFarren’s action-packed suspense novel, Banished Threads.

While vacationing at the stately Cumberforge Manor in Bellwood, England, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen attend an elegant dinner party hosted by her uncle, Paul Lyons, and his aristocratic wife, Sara. Before the evening ends, a priceless collection of Morris Graves’s paintings are stolen from her uncle’s popular gallery, throwing all suspicion onto his wife’s missing granddaughter.

Determined to clear Sloan Rafferty’s name and, in the process, win Paul’s favor, Chase scours the countryside looking for answers. In his absence, the police accuse Rachel’s uncle of an unsolved murder and secrets surrounding her grandmother’s death and the deaths of Sara’s former husbands turn his wife into the most likely suspect.

With the true villains hell-bent on destroying Paul Lyons and his family, solving both crimes while ensuring her uncle’s freedom not only endangers Rachel’s life but that of her unborn child. Will Chase save them before the kidnappers enact their revenge or will the ultimate price be paid, as predicted by a vagabond fortuneteller?

Buried Threads - Threads, #2

Buried Threads
  • Number: B0189NOPYQ
  • Release: 2015-11-19
  • Author: Kaylin McFarren
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
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Rachel's mouth sagged. "You mean you're really a monk? But how's that possible? You're not even wearing a robe, and your hair..."

He simply smiled.

A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren's heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget!

Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simple assignment--to track down a priceless gem that is believed to be buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan--takes a startling, and dangerous, turn.

Faced with a monk's dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe. 

Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members. Time is running out as the prophecy's day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?

Severed Threads - Threads, #1

Severed Threads
  • Number: B008UZYLOI
  • Release: 2013-12-10
  • Author: Kaylin McFarren
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
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A hidden treasure under the sea reunites ex-lovers desperate to save the ones they value most in Kaylin McFarren's award-winning romantic suspense novel, Severed Threads.  

Believing herself responsible for her father's fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist Trident Ventures with the recovery of a priceless relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating - especially after discovering her former love interest is involved.

But Rachel soon realizes she has no choice when a drug-dealing gangster kidnaps her brother and demands two million dollars for his safe return. In order to rescue him and gain control over her life, she must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also steal the Heart of the Dragon out from under Chase Cohen - the same cursed relic that is holding the museum director's life in peril.

With three lives now on the line, including her own, Rachel must relive the circumstances that lead to her father's death. Will she gain Chase's trust and recover the Mai Le treasure in time or will they both die trying?

Flaherty's Crossing

Flaherty's Crossing
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781926681191
  • Release: February 2010
  • Author: Kaylin McFarren
  • Genre: Mainstream
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  • Publisher: Champagne Book Group
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From Pacific Northwest's award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness...

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.

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