Linda Yoshida, aka Kaylin McFarren, was born in California, has lived in Washington, and now resides with her husband in Oregon. Before becoming a novelist, she was the director of a fine art gallery. She holds an AA in Literature from Highline Community College, which first sparked her passion for writing. Her novels include “Flaherty’s Cross,” and the Threads series: “Severed Threads,” “Buried Threads,” and “Banished Threads.” Kaylin 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. She also enjoys giving back to the community through charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.