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Pictures of Redemption: Flynn's Crossing Romantic Suspense Series Book 1 (Volume 1) Paperback – October 15, 2012
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About the Author
A HOLT Medallion Award of Merit recipient in Romantic Suspense, storycatcher Yvonne Kohano enjoys channeling her characters' voices, personalities, and passions in stories designed to delight readers and keep them up late at night. Her Flynn's Crossing contemporary romance series is set in a fictional northern California foothills town nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The beauty and wonders of those peaks and the surrounding counties play costarring roles. Her characters wrestle with real life problems in their quests to accept themselves and discover love, with a happily ever after - or at least happily for right now - guarantee. Not everything comes up roses in Y J Kohano’s fictional lands, though. Her psychological thriller trilogy even scared her as she wrote it. Originally intended to be about the reincarnation of ancient legends, these characters decided they had different stories to tell. Can you step inside someone’s mind and direct their actions? What will people do when they believe they’re going crazy? The trilogy seems to have taken on a life of its own (as they often do) and now appears to be growing into another series. A 35-plus year career as a management consultant, academic and graduate professor meant Yvonne was always writing, but not always something as fun as her current works. She turned her full time attention to fiction in 2011. Alas, once a consultant, always a consultant. Today, in addition to being a published fiction author, she helps writers and other creative types take advantage of the lessons she’s learned and avoid the mistakes she’s made. Her fictional “Complex Characters in Compelling Stories” live happily with their nonfiction siblings, creativity tips to “Goose Your Muse”. Teaching runs in Yvonne’s blood. The best part for her is helping others advance their skills and understanding so they can take that more steps forward without help, the next time around. Training topics include author business planning, self-publishing, writer productivity, romance tips and tricks, and character and conflict. She also assists writers one-on-one to advance their writing and publishing processes. Yvonne is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Sacramento Valley Rose, Rose City Romance Writers, and Greater Seattle RWA. Follow her at www.YvonneKohano.com (fiction), www.GooseYourMuse.com (creativity tips), and Facebook and Twitter to learn what tickles her about being a writer.
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suffering and death of war. I liked the compassion of Serena, and the independence of Dane. Underneath his slovenly appearance was a strong man with a loving heart. The part about building a cabin in the Sierras made me want to sit in a cozy cabin in front of a warm fireplace surrounded by snow. Yvonne Kohana is a wonderful author. I am looking forward to reading her new books in the Flynn's Crossing Series: "Blooms on the Bones" and "Wine on the Water'.
Fairly well edited, but enough recurring errors to be frustrating. Things like, "He face was a blank, ..." or " ... as if he waiting for ..." or " ... more than what we would led to believe." Liked it, but not enough to want more in this series.