Happy New Year’s – What a Year to Remember 2013!

I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year’s! 

It’s been an amazing year for me in terms of reaching out, meeting lots of you in person at book signings, speeches, events, and online.

Kailin Gow Signs Book at Asian Heritage Week Signing Wearing Snowflake Necklace  Kailin Gow with Blogger Fans at Vegas Signing

I even called a few of my diehard fans with surprise calls and just a get-to-know-you chat!

I met several of my street teamers in person, as well as at signings and get togethers, and I met several fellow authors whom I talked to and admire.

Rockin' the Holidays Indie Readers Bash Banner Updated

I’ve even had some amazing meetings that I was honored and privileged to have.

Kailin Gow at Amazon Headquarters in Seattle for Lunch

It’s been a Bittersweet Year of Endings and New Beginnings –

Where series were completed, and new ones many of you have asked for, including spin-offs, began.

Here are some Completed Some Series even though I Had a Hard Time Letting Go:

Bitter Frost

Bitter Frost (Book 1 of the Frost Series)

FADE

FADE by Kailin Gow

Never Knights

Never Say Never by Kailin Gow

Master Chefs

Devour Me (Master Chefs Series) by Kailin Gow

Wicked Woods Series

9781597486316

The Wolf Fey

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You & Me Trilogy

Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)

Coming Soon to Completion in 2014 for Now:

PULSE

PULSE

The Protege

The Protege (The Protege Series #1) by Kailin Gow

Beautiful Beings

Beautiful Beings by Kailin Gow

Fire Wars

The Fire Wars by Kailin Gow

DESIRE

Desire by Kailin Gow

The Phantom Diaries

9781597489126

Stoker Sisters

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There are spin-offs of some of the most beloved series, due to demand, and also a lot more fun and exciting things coming in 2014.

Some will surprise you, while hopefully some will speak to your heart and soul.

It’s been a privilege bringing you these stories and characters.  THANK YOU for joining me along this journey.

So Here’s to a happy, healthy, prosperous, and joyous New Year!!!!

As my Cantonese-speaking friends and relatives would say:

Gong Cha Fa Choi!!!

 

 

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Photos from Kailin Gow’s Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash!

The first Kailin Gow’s Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash signing event at the House of Blues Anaheim Downtown Disney was both fun and successful!

Rockin' the Holidays Indie Readers Bash Banner

Several authors sold out of their books, readers had fun, the band sounded great, the models looked better in person than their photos, and the charities – Breast Cancer awareness had a great raffle while an auction for a 8 foot banner signed by all the authors to benefit a local OC battered women’s shelter was auctioned off for a very good amount.

Here are some photos taken from Kailin Gow’s Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash’s website (managed by my team). 

So here are some photos from the event:

Authors, Cover Models and their fans party at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Room outside and inside the House of Blues Anaheim Downtown Disney was comfortably filled with readers, bloggers, authors, and cover models.

Film Crew filming at the Rockin' the Holidays Bash HOB Downtown Disney

Near the band was the Snowflake Christmas Tree, the Breast Cancer Awareness Raffle, and Gift-wrapping. Models, authors, readers milled around, while a film company for a documentary interviewed some authors.

Awesome volunteers at Rockin' the Holidays Indie Readers Bash

A few of the awesome volunteers in their Rockin’ the Holidays Event Staff t-shirts by the Banner signed by all the authors which was auctioned off to benefit a local battered women’s shelter.

Sharon Covington at Breast Cancer Awareness Raffle table

Fifty Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Raffle Table

Author Kahlen Aymes at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Kahlen Aymes

Author Addison Moore at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Addison Moore

Author Kailin Gow at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Kailin Gow

Author Katie Ashley getting a brief moment to breathe at Rockin' the Holidays HOB Downtown Disney

Author Katie Ashley

Author Kendall Ryan at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Kendall Ryan

Author R.K. Lilley at the Rockin' the Holidays Bash at HOB Downtown Disney

Author R.K. Lilley

Author Eve Carter at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Eve Carter

Author Gretchen De La O at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Gretchen de la O

Author Laurelin Paige at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Laurelin Paige

Author Rebecca Shea at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Rebecca Shea

Author K. Bromberg at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author K. Bromberg

Author Tess Oliver at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Tess Oliver

Authors Renee Carlino, Rebecca Shea at Rockin the Holidays Bash

Trailer featuring all the authors and models, playing the theme song from P.O.E.’s I Surrender CD played on 5 screens inside the House of Blues

More pictures from the event posted by fans and attendees at:

https://www.facebook.com/rockintheholidaysindiereaders

Group Page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/422366344542997/

 

 

Catch me LIVE on television (yes LIVE) Tomorrow 8/7 at 2:44 pm PST on CBS’ Channel 9 Talking about NEVER SAY NEVER (Releasing next Monday 8/13)

Catch me LIVE tomorrow at 2:44 pm pst on CBS 2/KCAL

I’m being interviewed for my huge collection of books, including my latest ones which are designed to push buttons as well as be entertaining.

We’ll be talking about some of the issues brought up in my YA Contemporary and YA-Mature/New Adults

Loving Summer Series

Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)

 Never Say Never (Never Knights Series)

Hope you’ll tune in!

If you do, you’ll be able to answer a question in a contest for win a signed ARC copy of NEVER SAY NEVER!

Catch Me LIVE on Television August 7 on CBS as I’m Interviewed on my body of Work!

I’m honored to be recognized by the news media and community as being a “successful” fiction author, who has always had a social conscious.

Now I’m being recognized for my huge collection of books, including my latest ones which are designed to push buttons as well as be entertaining.

Catch me LIVE on television (yes LIVE) on August 7 at 2:44 pm PST on CBS’ Channel 9 as I talk about my latest books, some of my more popular series, and more!

 

We’ll be talking about some of the issues brought up in my YA Contemporary and YA-Mature/New Adults

Loving Summer Series

Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)

 Never Say Never (Never Knights Series)

 

 

Interview on WGAU Talk Radio about Bullying, Self-Esteem, and Saving YOU Saving ME!

How many of you have heard about the study from Oklahoma where researchers are now finding that bullying is starting at an earlier age – age 5 now and one of the things these 5 year olds are targeting are overweight kids?

Barbara Dooley of top Talk Radio WGAU had me on to talk about this, and to talk about tolerance and self-esteem as it relates to teen issues, as well.  One of the message I wanted to convey, and that Barbara Dooley picked up also was that we, as society, can do something about bullying and other social issues that affects children and teens, who grow up to be young adults in their late teens, twenties, and even whatever age that have lifelong issues.

Here’s the interview with Barbara Dooley in WGAU (Athens, Georgia) and syndicated nationally:

http://www.1340wgau.com/Player/101384391/

I also talk about my non-fiction book for all ages:

The Shy Girls Social Club Handbook for Dealing with Bullies

and Other Meanies

Any of you heard about this study or any bully incidences lately? If so, let us know.  Knowledge is power, and awareness brings this issue to the surface so those being bullied or are bullying can find help to deal with it.

Showing the ORANGE at the OC Children’s Books Festival – Debut of FIRE WARS, Midnight Frost, and Blood Bond!

The OC Children’s Books Festival was a blast!  It was great seeing everyone I’ve talked to on Facebook, Twitter, and other events.  Great meeting new fans, too!

The Fire Wars made its appearance in paperback (Limited signed editions) that day, and I read from the Prologue…about the Fire Test and the death of the girl who took the test before Mac.

It was a hot day so I went onto my next read – from the FROST SERIES – Midnight Frost (Bitter Frost #5), and read the scene about the Kingdom of the Dead.

I was impressed to see many of the crowd who came out to the Teen/YA Book Festival had read one or more of my books.  Someone told me to stay put during the signing because his nephew wanted him to go pick him up and drive him to the Festival to meet me.    I saw and met a group of young girls, and it was amazing for me to see young teen boys and college boys who were fans. It truly made my day to see everyone in person!!

Me discussing Midnight Frost (Bitter Frost #5) with readers who came out!

Teen/YA Stage Author Line Up

Reading from Midnight Frost (Bitter Frost #5)

Star Wars fans showed up!

Kami Garcia and I not only shared same initials KG, but we dressed in the same colors for the Festival.  Creme lace and tulle with black.

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore signing

Book Signings and talking to awesome readers!

Overall, it was a fun day spent meeting people, hearing great stories from some of the most imaginative authors and storytellers you can find, and getting a chance to help promote reading and literacy in the community!

THE FIRE WARS Now Available! RELEASE PARTY, READING, SIGNING at the OC Children’s Book Festival Today!

As an author on the YA Featured Stage for today’s Orange County Children’s Book Festival,  I will be reading from my newly-released books Midnight Frost (FROST #5)Blood Bond (PULSE #5),  and my debut new dystopian fantasy series, The Fire Wars!

Her destiny was written in the books…but can she change a course that has already began thousands of years ago?

Mackenzy Evers had moved with her mother from Angel Island to Aeros Island during her senior year. What can be worse than to finish her senior year at a new school?

Living during the post-Erosion period on Earth where there is less land than before, Mac is happy to discover an island of rich beauty and lush landscapes, not to mention mysterious handsome boys and an ancient prophecy that is set to come true in Mac’s lifetime. Chance Cutter claims she is his Queen, his goddess to his Fire King, whom he had been searching for years. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, yet why does he seem to hate her? And who is she really?

NOW AVAILABLE!!

THE FIRE WARS Trailer

 


As all the creatures of Feyland are forced into a battle that will determine who rules Feyland, a bigger force emerges that threatens all. Love, loyalty, desires, duty, and friendships will be tested.  Choices will be made. Some will survive, while others will die.  Midnight Frost is the pivotal book in the popular Frost Series about the beautiful, but dangerous world of Feyland and its magical and powerful inhabitants.

Just Released!

As Kalina Calloway’s life’s blood guides her and Octavius, Jaegar, and Justin across the globe in search of possible carriers; they make some startling discoveries in the heart of Life’s Blood’s origins, as well as Kalina’s abilities. The time for her to choose a vampire has come.

Just Released!

The OC Children’s Books Festival

Besides actually being able to have 10 copies of SIGNED Limited Editions of THE FIRE WARS there 2 weeks before the paperback versions are available, and sold through Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore;  I will have some cool giveaways at my reading!  If that’s not something, I’m there with some really cool people, too – Molly Shannon (Author and Actress), Amber Benson (Author, Actress, and Director), Heather Brewer (YA Author), Kami Garcia (YA Author), Nancy Holder (YA Author) and more!  Check out who is going to be there on the Orange County Register.

Reading Just Released Midnight Frost, Blood Bond, and Debuting The Fire Wars This Weekend at the OC Children’s Book Festival

As an author on the YA Featured Stage for this upcoming weekend’s Orange County Children’s Book Festival,  I will be reading from my newly-released books Midnight Frost (FROST #5),  Blood Bond (PULSE #5),  and my debut new dystopian fantasy series, The Fire Wars!

Her destiny was written in the books…but can she change a course that has already began thousands of years ago?

Mackenzy Evers had moved with her mother from Angel Island to Aeros Island during her senior year. What can be worse than to finish her senior year at a new school?

Living during the post-Erosion period on Earth where there is less land than before, Mac is happy to discover an island of rich beauty and lush landscapes, not to mention mysterious handsome boys and an ancient prophecy that is set to come true in Mac’s lifetime. Chance Cutter claims she is his Queen, his goddess to his Fire King, whom he had been searching for years. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, yet why does he seem to hate her? And who is she really?

Releases October 2, 2011

THE FIRE WARS Trailer


As all the creatures of Feyland are forced into a battle that will determine who rules Feyland, a bigger force emerges that threatens all. Love, loyalty, desires, duty, and friendships will be tested.  Choices will be made. Some will survive, while others will die.  Midnight Frost is the pivotal book in the popular Frost Series about the beautiful, but dangerous world of Feyland and its magical and powerful inhabitants.

Just Released!

As Kalina Calloway’s life’s blood guides her and Octavius, Jaegar, and Justin across the globe in search of possible carriers; they make some startling discoveries in the heart of Life’s Blood’s origins, as well as Kalina’s abilities. The time for her to choose a vampire has come.

Just Released!

The OC Children’s Books Festival

Besides actually being able to have 10 copies of SIGNED Limited Editions of THE FIRE WARS there 2 weeks before the paperback versions are available, and sold through Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore;  I will have some cool giveaways at my reading!  If that’s not something, I’m there with some really cool people, too – Molly Shannon (Author and Actress), Amber Benson (Author, Actress, and Director), Heather Brewer (YA Author), Kami Garcia (YA Author), Nancy Holder (YA Author) and more!  Check out who is going to be there on the Orange County Register.